Jervis McEntee

Jervis McEntee

The landscapes of Jervis McEntee (1828–1891) are admired for their deeply atmospheric and emotive qualities. McEntee is best known for his lyrical, even melancholic, late-season autumnal landscapes. Born in Rondout, New York, he rose to prominence in 1850 when he exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York. The following year, he apprenticed with Frederic Edwin Church, who was then acknowledged as a leading American artist. He was made an Associate of the National Academy of Design in 1860, and a full Academician in 1861. In 1869, he visited Europe, focusing much of his time in Italy. McEntee was associated with fellow artists Sanford Robinson Gifford, Worthington Whittredge, and Eastman Johnson.


Jervis McEntee (1828–1891) Kaaterskill Clove
Oil on canvas, 8 1/16 x 13 1/16 inches

 


Jervis McEntee (1828–1891) Near Kennebunkport, Maine, 1877
Oil on canvas, 11 3/8 x 16 1/8 inches
Dated lower right: Oct 6. 77.;
inscribed on verso: Near Kennebunkport 11167

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