Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862-1938)

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Tarbell, The Orchard

The Orchard

Tarbell, Preparing for the Matinee, 1907

Preparing for the Matinee, 1907

Edmund Charles Tarbell was an American Impressionist painter born in West Groton, Massachusetts. After the death of his father, Tarbell’s mother remarried and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tarbell and his younger sister were subsequently raised by their grandparents in Groton.

Tarbell, Woman in White, 1890

Woman in White, 1890

Tarbell was interested in art from an early age and took lessons from George H. Bartlett at the Massachusetts Normal Art School. Tarbell moved to Boston to gain exposure to more artists and apprenticed at the Forbes Lithographic Company. In 1879, Tarbell enrolled at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, taking courses under Otto Grundmann. As a student, Tarbell met Robert Reid and Frank West Benson, who later collaborated to form the Ten American Painters.

Tarbell, Schooling the Horses, 1902

Schooling the Horses, 1902

In 1883 Tarbell left for Europe to study at the world renowned, Académie Julian in Paris. Tarbell studied under Gustave Boulanger and Jules-Joseph Lefebvre. While in Paris, Tarbell copied paintings at the Louvre and became exposed to the popular Impressionist movement. Before returning to Boston, Tarbell travelled extensively in Europe including lengthy visits in Italy.

Tarbell, The Blue Veil

The Blue Veil

In 1886 Tarbell started working as an illustrator in and portrait painter in Boston. A few years later Tarbell was offered a position teaching at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Tarbell quickly became known for his strengths as a teacher. Many students attended the school in order to work under Tarbell’s guidance. A group of particularly loyal students were known as the “Tarbellites”.

Tarbell, Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Tarbell exhibited frequently in Boston and was popular among the circle of prominent artists in his day. Tarbell made important contributions to the city, such as helping to found the Guild of Boston Artists.

Tarbell, Mother, Mercie and Mary

Mother, Mercie and Mary

Tarbell, Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte

Tarbell, Portrait of Mrs. C. Channing

Portrait of Mrs. C. Channing

Tarbell, The Golden Screen

The Golden Screen

Tarbell, Mirror (girl with mirror)

Mirror (girl with mirror)

Tarbell, The Venetian Blind

The Venetian Blind

Tarbell, The Lesson

The Lesson

Tarbell, The Picture Hat

The Picture Hat

Tarbell, Three Girls Reading

Three Girls Reading

Tarbell, The Fox Hunt

The Fox Hunt

Tarbell, Emeline & Josephine Tarbell, 1905

Emeline & Josephine Tarbell, 1905

Tarbell frequently painted his wife and children in a plein-air impressionist style. In addition to family portraits, Tarbell was honored to paint three United States Presidents including Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Tarbell eventually retired in New Castle, New Hampshire.

One of Tarbell’s paintings now hangs in the White House, as well as numerous other museums and private homes across the United States. Tarbell was an important influence in the popularization of Impressionism in American art. Do you think you own a painting by Edmund Charles Tarbell? Contact us. We are the Edmund Charles Tarbell experts.