New hope impressionists - pennsylvania school


Leading American landscape painters in the early 20th Century, these impressionists, beginning 1898, began to settle in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the area of New Hope. They were also in the neighboring towns of Solebury and Center Bridge. The movement was referred to as the Pennsylvania School by New York artist and teacher Guy Pene Du Bois, who described their Impressionist paintings as "our first truly national expression". Leading members of the early group were Edward Redfield, William Lathrop, Charles Rosen, Daniel Garber, Robert Spencer, Rae Sloan Bredin and Morgan Colt. Walter Schofield was associated with the group but never lived in Bucks County. Their exhibition group was called the New Hope Group. Source: Thomas Folk, "The Pennsylvania Impressionists", p. 15