Lane, Fitz Hugh
Lane, Fitz Hugh, 1804–65, American painter and printmaker, b. Gloucester, Mass. A painter of ships and coastal panoramas, Lane is most notable as a leading figure in American luminism . He illuminated his canvases with warm, glowing yellow and pink skies reflected in water. The resulting paintings project a shimmering density that expresses a profound serenity that is akin to transcendentalism . Owl's Head, Penobscot Bay, Maine (1862; Mus. of Fine Arts, Boston) is a characteristic work.
See study by J. Wilmerding, ed. (1988).
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