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List of famous American Impressionism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the American Impressionism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable American Impressionism period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You're able to copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use regularly. Victor Matson and Christian von Schneidau are included on this list. (51 items)
Mary Cassatt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American Impressionism Artists
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Toward the end of the 1800s, Cassatt purchased paintings from young impressionists and encouraged others of wealth to do so in order to support the movement. ...more

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Artworks: Self-portrait, Young Woman Sewing in a Garden, The Boating Party, After the Bullfight Five o'clock Tea, + more

Birthplace: Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Impressionism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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John Ottis Adams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American Impressionism Artists
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J. Ottis Adams was an American impressionist painter and member of the Hoosier Group of Indiana painters. He spent his youth in Franklin, Shelbyville, and Martinsville, Indiana and attended Wabash College for two years. He studied art at the South Kensington School of Art in London for two years. He ...more

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Artworks: Blue and Gold, An August Sunset, Hanging Moss, St. Petersburg Gleaners at Rest, + more

Birthplace: Indiana, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Edmund William Greacen was an American Impressionist painter. His active career extended from 1905 to 1935, during which he created many colorful works in oil on canvas and board. One of his works, a reproduction of which is at the Smithsonian Institution, was awarded the Salmagundi Club's Samuel T. ...more

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Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Impressionism

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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William Merritt Chase is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American Impressionism Artists
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William Merritt Chase was an American painter, known as an exponent of Impressionism and as a teacher. He is also responsible for establishing the Chase School, which later would become Parsons The New School for Design. ...more

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Artworks: Landscape: Shinnecock, Long Island, Self Portrait, James Abbott McNeill Whistler The Blue Kimono, + more

Birthplace: Nineveh, Nineveh Township, Indiana, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Ten American Painters, Impressionism, Tile Club

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Albert Henry Krehbiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American Impressionism Artists
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Albert Henry Krehbiel, was the most decorated American painter ever at the French Academy, winning the Prix De Rome, four Gold Medals and five cash prizes. He was born in Denmark, Iowa and taught, lived and worked for many years in Chicago. Although educated as a realist in Paris, which is reflected ...more

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Birthplace: Denmark, Iowa, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Neoclassicism, Impressionism, Abstract art

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Mural, Painting, Drawing

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Frederick Carl Frieseke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American Impressionism Artists
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Frederick Carl Frieseke was an American Impressionist painter who spent most of his life as an expatriate in France. An influential member of the Giverny art colony, his paintings often concentrated on various effects of dappled sunlight. He is especially known for painting female subjects, both ...more

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Artworks: Sunspots, Reflections (Marcelle), Holland, Summer Cherry Blossoms, + more

Birthplace: Owosso, Michigan, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Impressionism

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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J. Alden Weir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American Impressionism Artists
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Julian Alden Weir was an American impressionist painter and member of the Cos Cob Art Colony near Greenwich, Connecticut. Weir was also one of the founding members of "The Ten", a loosely-allied group of American artists dissatisfied with professional art organizations, who banded together in 1898 ...more

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Artworks: The Factory Village, The Red Bridge, The Bridge: Nocturne, Idle Hours The Plaza: Nocturne, + more

Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Ten American Painters, Impressionism, Tile Club Hudson River School

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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John Henry Twachtman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American Impressionism Artists
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John Henry Twachtman was an American painter best known for his impressionist landscapes, though his painting style varied widely through his career. Art historians consider Twachtman's style of American Impressionism to be among the more personal and experimental of his generation. He was a member ...more

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Artworks: Winter Harmony, The White Bridge, Icebound, October Meadow Flowers (Golden Rod and Wild Aster), + more

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Ten American Painters, Impressionism, Tile Club

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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