Paul Sawyier


Paul Sawyier


Boys Wading
C. 1913-1917

17 x 23 inches

Signed Lower Left

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Paul Sawyier (American, 1865-1917)

Paul Sawyier was born in Madison County, Ohio in 1865.  He was an American Impressionist painter who specialized in landscapes and townscapes.  In 1870, he moved to Frankfort, Kentucky where he primarily worked in watercolors, charcoal, and pastels.  He later adopted oils and continued to work in oils for the remainder of his career.  After 1908 he spent five years on a houseboat, and in 1913 moved to New York.  Sawyier sometimes painted portraits out of economic necessity, but landscapes were his specialty.  


Cincinnati Art School, 1884 with Thomas S. Noble; ASL, 1889-90 with William M. Chase; Frank Duveneck


Univ. Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington


WW17; Jones and Weber, The Kentucky Painter from the Frontier Era to the Great War; Gerdts, Art Across America, vol. 2: 168