Home from the Hills
Gifford Beal studied with William Meritt Chase for years and clearly heard Chase’s exhortations to find his own way. Beal’s distinctive style is evident inHome from the Hills, which blends elements of impressionism with more modern notions of flattened and tilted planes. The painting’s rich, saturated color is a signature of the artist. He never deviated from the notion that art should be aesthetically pleasing.
Gifford Beal is less well known than many of his peers. At least for the time being this is an opportunity to collect an important American impressionist at a reasonable price. The painting is unlined, in excellent condition, and in its original frame.