Among the Wild Azaleas by Charles Courtney Curran


Among the Wild Azaleas


Charles Courtney Curran

Ref GM3064
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm)
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Among the Wild Azaleas depicts a scene in Cragsmoor, New York, where Curran had his summer home and studio. An artist’s colony, Cragsmoor was a small community perched atop the Shawangunk Mountains which abounds with magnificent varieties of vibrantly blooming wild flora and majestic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and Hudson River Valley. After spending their first summer in Cragsmoor in around 1903, the artist and his wife readily decided to make a permanent summer home and studio there. This picture was painted either in late May or early June of 1908, when the wild azaleas are in bloom. Celebrated for his iconic sparkling canvases of women, Curran applied the signature broken brushstrokes and sun-drenched palette of Impressionist painting to a distinctly American landscape. He managed to capture the textured sunlight, rich shadows and swift-moving clouds of idyllic locations on Lake Erie and in the mountain hamlets of Upstate New York.