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In watercolors, oil paintings, and monotypes, Maurice Prendergast depicted genre scenes of cities in which he lived, including Boston, Venice, and New York. Trained in Paris in the 1890s, he was one of the first American painters to assimilate contemporary trends in modern European painting. His use of flat, abstract fields of pure color, decorative patterning, boldly contoured forms, and unusual angles and framing devices is associated with Post-Impressionism. His influences include James McNeill Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and the Nabi artists, as well as Japanese prints and French posters.

Prendergast confined his interest in printmaking to the monotype technique and, through ...

Monotype with pencil additions
31.6 x 23.1cm
Image and text © MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2019

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