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Artist Biography

Frederick H. Clark was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1862 and studied in New York City at the Art Students League. He traveled to Paris to continue his studies at the Academie Julien along with J.P. Laurens. Clark’s trip to Europe exposed him to Barbizon painters, most notably the works of Rousseau and Corot. As a result of their influence, Clark adopted a looseness of brushwork and an emphasis on mood and atmosphere. Upon his return to the United States, Clark painted in the tradition of the Tonalist painters, depicting landscapes affected by nature’s changing seasons. He lived in New York, Trenton, New Jersey, and most summers were spent painting on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. He died in Vineyard Haven at the age of eighty-five. His work is housed in the permanent collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, MI, and the Cape May County Art League in Cape May, NJ.