Charles Warren Eaton
(1857 - 1937)

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“With poetic beauty, [Eaton’s] pictures always show penetrative vision and study of light, and appeal to those of fine sensibility, the dreamers who find in them the undiscovered scenes in which their fancy long has dwelt. While they reveal imagination, the artist never allows either imagination or sentiment to run away with judgment, but keeps his theme subject to guiding intelligence. Through all is seen the union of Nature and temperament, a union serious and deeply spiritual.”

- W. Stanton Howard in Harper’s magazine, vol. 137 (July, 1918), 526.


Charles Warren Eaton was born in Albany, New York. He moved to New York City in 1879, where he attende classes at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. Eaton became a pioneer of the Tonalist movement before the turn of the century, but increasingly adopted a bright, Impressionist palette and a modified realist style over the course of his career. By the early 1880s Eaton began to earn professional recognition along with his first sales. He exhibited his first two paintings at the National Academy of Design in 1882, and continued to exhibit there regularly for the rest of his career. In 1886 he traveled abroad with Ben Foster (1852 - 1926) and Leonard Ochtman (1854 - 1934). Eaton spent the next two years visiting France, Belgium, Holland, and London, destinations that he would visit again in annual trips abroad in the early twentieth century in addition to Italy. He moved to Bloomfield, New Jersey upon his return to the United States and rented a studio adjacent to that of George Inness (1825 - 1894) in New York. He spent summers in Thompson and later Colebrook, Connecticut after 1900. Working primarily in oil, but also in pastel, watercolor, and monotype, and produced images of domestic and international scenes through the late 1920s.




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