Edgar Hewitt Nye (District Of Columbia/Virginia, 1879 – 1943) oil on canvas Impressionistic landscape village scene with haystacks to the right, stand of trees to the left, executed with short, thick, impasto brushstrokes. Signed "E. Nye" lower right. Housed in a gilt early 20th century frame. Sight – 17 3/8" H x 21 1/8" W. Framed – 23 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Biography: Edgar Hewitt Nye was a painter and teacher who spent most of his life in the Washington, D.C. area. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art, 1892-1900, and later in life exhibited with the "X" painters at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. From 1905-1920 he studied and painted in France and England, including with John Noble Barlow. Nye returned to Washington permanently in 1921. Ref. Andrew J. Cosentino and Henry H. Glassie, "The Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800-1915," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Museum of American Art, 1983. CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition. Minor scattered abrasions to the frame.
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