George Loftus Noyes was an accomplished Impressionist landscape painter of the Boston School who reached the height of his career in the early part of the 20th century. He devoted his career to painting views of the countryside around Boston and the White Mountains and was known for his “en plein air” method — a French expression which means "in the open air" and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.
Noyes was noted for painting images featuring water as well as haystacks. It is unusual to find both elements in one painting, which makes this artwork unique.
This beautiful untitled oil work, depicting a sailboat on a pond with haystacks in the background, clearly displays his ability to capture and render sunlight and its effects on the tone and color of landscapes and water.
The framed painting is 13x15 inches; actual image area is 7 3/4x9 1/2 inches. The painting is signed in the lower right. (The photo of Noyes' signatures comes from the Dictionary of Signatures & Monograms of American Artists.)
About the artist:
George Loftus Noyes (1864-1954) was a member of the Boston Art Club, the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, the Boston Guild of Artists, and the North Shore Art Association. His work has been exhibited at those venues as well as at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Art Institute of Chicago; the St. Botolphe Club; the International Expo, Buenos Aires, 1910; the San Francisco Pan-Pacific Expo, 1915; Corcoran Galleries; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Addison Gallery of American Art, and the Whistler House Museum of Art. He taught a summer class at Annisquam, MA, where he became a mentor to N.C. Wyeth.
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