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American Impressionists of the Late 1800s and Early 1900s

offers seven paintings that help show how the invention of collapsible tin tubes to hold premixed oil paints (John Rand, 1841) freed the artist to leave the studio and explore the subject matter first-hand. The Americans built on the masterful work done by French impressionists, but focused on different subjects. (National Gallery of Art)

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Edmund Charles Tarbell, American, 1862 - 1938.  'Mother and Mary,' 1922, oil on canvas, 112.1 x 127.5 cm (44 1/8 x 50 3/16 in.)  Gift of the Belcher Collection, Stoughton, Massachusetts -- 1967.1.1

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