Walter Elmer Schofield, Morning Tide-Coast of Cornwall

Walter Elmer Schofield: Morning Tide-Coast of Cornwall (c. 1920) Oil on canvas
Title
Morning Tide-Coast of Cornwall
Date
c. 1920
Medium
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of the artist through Mrs. Herbert Phillips, 1952
Dimensions
50 x 60 in.

One of Schofield’s greatest depictions of the cliffs of Cornwall, this painting was extensively exhibited until 1929. Surface textures are varied and distinguished through his clever use of color; the craggy cliffside retains their rough angular forms, while the greenery and breaking waves flow freely.

Walter Elmer Schofield was a leader of the Philadelphia Impressionists and central to the broader phenomenon of American Impressionism. Spending winters in his hometown of Philadelphia, his summer months he left to find inspiration in the scenic coastline of Cornwall, England. Schofield traveled extensively to Cornwall, England, from 1903 onwards, eventually taking up residence in the area and staying there until his death in 1944. It was the subject of many works throughout Schofield's career.

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