Waterfall, 1889-91


In 1889, Twachtman discovered the ideal place to work and raise his children: Greenwich, Connecticut. He bought several acres of land and a small farmhouse that served as a residence and studio. Although he commuted to New York City to teach, he enjoyed his days at home and often painted the surrounding landscape, particularly the creek and waterfall in his back yard. Twachtman's narrow perspective in this scene suggests his love and immersion in nature, while the color palette and lively brushwork signal his connection to the Impressionists.

John Henry Twachtman | Waterfall