Charles Warren Eaton Framed Tonalist Watercolor Landscape Painting


Charles Warren Eaton (NY 1857-1937) framed Tonalist landscape, watercolor on paper. Signed at lower right.
Art measures 12" x 16"
Frame measures 21" x 25" 
Purchased by clients family from artist and has descended in the family.

As found on AskArt: Known as the “Pine Tree Painter” in his day for his transcendentalist renderings of white pines, Charles Warren Eaton was one of the profoundest interpreters of nature among the American Tonalists As a follower of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's aesthetic movement, he incorporated Asian design principals of patterning and formal abstraction in his early intimate works that dwelled on what George Inness called the “human landscape”—old stonewalls, worn paths, and abandoned pastures. By 1900, Eaton moved to a more gestural and expressive style, especially in his favored subjects of white pines and canal-side poplars, reminiscent of Claude Monet’s serial works. Eaton painted his beloved pines from every imaginable vantage point and in every lighting condition, creating symbolic works of powerful and graphic imagery, often verging on complete abstraction. Eaton was also a master watercolorist, on a par with his contemporaries Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Whistler.