Whittredge, Thomas Worthington
Whittredge, Thomas Worthington hwĭt´rĭj [key], 1820–1910, American painter, b. Springfield, Ohio. He studied in Paris, Düsseldorf, and Rome before returning to the United States. He is numbered among the practitioners of luminism . His paintings contain a minutely executed tonal quality marked by intense illumination, expressing a mysterious, atmospheric silence. Notable works include the Camp Meeting (1874; Metropolitan Mus.) and Third Beach, Newport (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis).
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