Art October, 5 2009

Thomas Chambers “American Marine and Landscape Painter”

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Open now at the American Folk Art Museum, Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): American Marine and Landscape Painter sheds light on an artist obscured in his own lifetime. Chambers’ art, bold and expressive, has been heralded as “America’s first modern” works. There is a distinct individuality in his marine and landscape paintings which emerges in original takes on his chosen subject matter.

This is the fifth survey Chambers has received and will remain on view until March 7, 2010. Above is Boston, ca. 1843-1845. More images follow.

Landscape with Lake; 1843-1860

Ship in a Storm; 1836-1843

Niagra Falls From the American Side; 1843-1852