Among the heirs to the French plein-air tradition was the American Impressionist Childe Hassam. Most indelibly associated today with his iconic paintings of flags lining 5th Avenue on the 4th of July, Hassam was one of the leading painters of the period, and an accomplished and influential printmaker. The etchings and lithographs featured in the exhibition, including a view of Point Loma, were gifts from  the artist’s widow and have never before been shown at the Museum.




Childe Hassam, Point Loma, California, 1927. Etching. Gift of Mrs. Childe Hassam. 1940.37.m.