Saturday, December 21, 2013

Great Snow Paintings Again

Thanks again to everyone who sent in suggestions and images from artists who've excelled at the fluffy stuff. Here are a few more later entries that I wanted to share. (Scroll down for the first two posts and more gorgeous snow paintings.)

Suzor-Cote, Settlement on the Hillside

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté (1869-1937) was a Canadian who rose to such heights as to walk away with the Grand Prize at the Paris Salon of 1894. I think it's color harmonies that makes these simple, elegantly drawn and composed snow-scapes sing.

Next up, Danish realist Peder Mork Monsted (1859-1941) brought a bit more sentimentality to it, but the boy sure could capture the wet, spongy quality of the white stuff.

Peder Mork Monstead- love the tracks - you can feel the snow's wetness

Peder Mork Monstead - love the "stuff" on top of the snow

Peder Mork Monstead

Peder Mork Monstead

A.J. Casson (1898-1992) was another Canadian who'd seen plenty of snowy woods and hillsides which made their way onto his canvases. I don't know for sure, but I'd be willing to bet he was the oldest living member of the Group of Seven when he died at the age of 93.

A.J. Casson

Fritz Thaulow (1847-1906) was a Norwegian Impressionist who turned out these two moody winters-scapes:

Fritz Thaulow

Fritz Thaulow

Moving on, American century Impressionist John F. Carlson (1875-1947) literally wrote the book on landscape painting. Shame on you if you're painting landscapes without having read it (you can get it at the previous link, used, for 10 bucks)!

John F. Carlson
John F. Carlson
And finally, a reprise - one more by George Sotter and one by Frederick John Mulhaupt, both American late-Impressionists who appeared in the previous snow paintings post and who seriously brought the snow to the easel.

George Sotter

John Mulhaupt

Thanks again one and all! Now I've got to shovel out of this blizzard of beauty and select ten standouts for my article for the Public Humanist. 

Thanks to Donald Jurney for the Suze-Cote and Beaman Cole for the entries in this post.

Bonus painting by Lawren Harris


  1. Thanks again- I am in SNOW HEAVEN now!! Maybe it's having grown up in America's snowiest city (Rochester, NY), but I have an enormous affection for these images.

  2. Beautiful! You might have inspired me to get out and paint some snow!