Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10

June 10 is the birthdate of American realist painter Fairfield Porter (1907). He was both criticized and admired for maintaining a representational style amid the vagaries of the Abstract Expressionist movement. His subjects were largely landscapes, domestic interiors and portraits of family, friends and fellow artists. Many of his canvases include scenes in or around his family’s summer home on Great Spruce Head Island, Maine. Porter’s work frequently reveals the extraordinary in ordinary life. Pictured: "Island Farmhouse" (1969).

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