American painter and etcher, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and educated at the Boston Art School and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Childe Hassam was the chief American exponent of impressionism. His primary objective both in his paintings and in his etchings was to represent the effects of sunlight in city scenes and in landscapes of rural New England. Childe Hassam 's artworks include July 14 Rue Daunon (1910) and Church at Gloucester (1918), both in the Metropolitan Museum, New York City. Hassam is remembered primarily for the sparkling effects that he achieved.
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