Charles Herbert Woodbury(1864 – 1940)出生于马萨诸塞州的林恩,他是“林恩海滩画家”(Lynn Beach Painter)团队一员。毕业于麻省理工大学机械工程专业,Woodbury几乎没有受过绘画方面的专业训练,1886年,他描绘新英格兰海岸以及新斯科舍省小镇和海滩的画作让他名声大噪。1891年,他前往巴黎的朱利安美术学院学习,之后前往荷兰,与现代荷兰画家学习。当他回到新英格兰后,他冬季在波士顿的工作室画画,夏天就在缅因州奥甘奎特小渔村中度过。

在超过50年的职业生涯中,他表现出了强烈且统一的视觉风格,这最终让他成为了描绘海洋与海岸的一代大师。Woodbury擅长现场素描和蚀刻,快速而手法娴熟的撞击,展示出大海的动感及傍海而生的人们生活的细节。

“绘画是动词,不是名词”,Woodbury说。

Charles Herbert Woodbury (1864 – 1940), United States marine painter, was born at Lynn, Massachusetts. Charles H. Woodbury was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, where his earliest work was part of the oeuvre of the group later known as the Lynn Beach Painters. While an undergraduate at MIT he became a regular exhibitor at, and at 19 the youngest member of, the Boston Art Club. After graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (with degree in Mechanical Engineering), in 1886 Woodbury had great success painting up the New England coast and in the towns and beaches of Nova Scotia and exhibiting the results. From January to June 1891 he was a pupil of the Académie Julian in Paris, after which he went to Holland, where he studied the techniques of the modern Dutch painters. Upon his return to New England he settled in Boston for his winter studio and spent his summers in the small fishing village of Ogunquit, Maine; there he founded one of the most successful of the summer art colony schools that even survived his death.

He maintained a strong and consistent vision in his more than fifty years of professional life and became a master of compositions of the coast and sea. Woodbury’s many on-the-spot sketches and etchings produce a sense of motion through quick, sure-handed strokes. Seeing and understanding movement was fundamental to his art and teaching, and is reflected in his own maxim: “Paint in verbs, not nouns.”

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