Girl Sweeping by William McGregor Paxton was created in 1912. The painting is in Indianapolis Museum of Art Newfields. The size of the work is 43,8 x 36,8 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
Paxton, who was known for his fine draftsmanship, uses diffused light to soften contours in a manner similar to Impressionism. His favorite subjects were female figures posed in elegant interiors. Paxton was a member of the Boston School that flourished during the early 20th century. Read more in Indianapolis Museum of Art.
About the Artist: American painter William McGregor Paxton was born in Baltimore. Paxton attended Cowles Art School on a scholarship he attained at the age of 18. He studied with Dennis Miller Bunker and Cowles and then went to Paris to study under Jean-Léon Gérôme, at École des Beaux-Arts. Paxton taught from 1906 to 1913 at the Museum of Fine Arts School and painted briefly at Fenway Studios in Boston. He worked at the Harcourt Street Studios in Boston and when it burned in 1904 he lost close to 100 paintings… Read more
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