Robert Emmett Owen (1878-1957) The Spirit of New England
Essay: Lisa Peters
Publisher/Date: New York: Spanierman Gallery (c. 1998)
Format/Condition: New cloth hardcover book with gilt lettering with dust jacket in Fine condition. 111 pages, chronology, index. Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated with 45 color plates and 7 black-and-white illustrations.
Description: Robert Emmett Owen (1878-1957) was a successful artist best known for his Impressionist views of rural landscapes. His color-filled paintings capture the moods and seasonal splendor of the New England countryside. Owen created vivid paintings of old farmhouses, colonial churches, winding country roads, rural countrysides, and covered bridges. His works convey the appeal of a region that is the essence of an earlier time in America.
This catalogue showcases his art with 45 color plates and is divided into the following sections: Houses and Barns; Churches; Covered Bridges; Roads; Water; Trees; Clouds; and Mountains. Included is a biographical essay, chronology, and index to the illustrations.