William Henry Kemble Yarrow
Ossining on the Hudson
Synchromist oil painting c. 1922
The Modern Art Exchange is proud to offer this rare, period, synchromist oil painting by Philadelphia based artist William Henry Kemble Yarrow.
Painted in 1922, Ossining on the Hudson shows a view of the small town of Ossining, NY and the Hudson River beyond.
William Yarrow was very much engrained in the early modernist art movement in the Philadelphia area and worked closely with, and exhibited with fellow avant-garde artists Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Morgan Russell, Thomas Hart Benton, Andrew Dasberg, and Patrick Henry Bruce.
Yarrow lived from 1891 to 1941 and was highly regarded in his lifetime for his impressionist and modernist paintings. Yarrow participated in exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, Paris, Los Angeles and San Francisco, winning both gold and silver medals for his work.
Synchromism is a historically significant art movement as it was the first American avant-garde art movement to gain international acclaim. It attempts to define color in scales similar to the scale of notes in music, and it’s proponents believed that they could paint a ‘synchromy’ the way a music composer would write a symphony. Stanton MacDonald-Wright once said, “Synchromy simply means ‘with color’ as symphony means ‘with sound’.”
There are not many period synchromist works of art available to the public these days and The Modern Art Exchange is very pleased to be able to offer this work for sale. Please call or write with inquiries.