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Charles Warren Eaton (1857 - 1937) Autumn Landscape. Pencil Inscribed verso. Oil on board. Sight size: 6 x 8 inches. Frame measures 10"h x 12"w.
Charles Warren Eaton's paintings have sold at auction for up to $80,000. He is also remembered as one of the chief painters of the Tonalist movement. Like Inness, Charles Eaton was born in Born in New York in the mid 19th century and moved with his family to New Jersey. Like Iness, Eaton also maintained a studio in New York.
As a Tonalist painter, Charles Eaton aimed to convey the underlying moods of nature. What?s unique about Eaton?s paintings is that they are smaller. He chose to paint more intimate views of New York forests and countrysides instead of the grand panoramic landscapes that were very popular among Hudson River school painters of the 19th century. Eaton?s paintings were often of the landscape in late autumn, evening time, or winter.
Eaton studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City and the Art Students League in New York. He traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, and remained a reclusive bachelor his whole life. A doctor who knew Eaton told a story about how Eaton shly let him know that his office lobby walls were too blank, and that he would bring in four paintings to fill them. They doctor liked the paintings so much, that Eaton generously gifted the doctor all four paintings.
His works may be found in many private and public collections, including the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York; Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, Indiana; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee; the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens; the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis; The Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan; the Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; the San Diego Museum of Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland; Watson gallery, and Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.