by Eva Kidd
Fifth Avenue at Twilight, Oil on Canvas 1910
The late Birge Harrison was a distinguished American landscape painter from Philadelphia, PA (October 28, 1854 - 1929). He practiced the style of Tonalism, which became a prominent method between 1880 and 1915, dark, neutral hues such as gray, brown or blue, often dominated compositions by American artists. This style soon became eclipsed by impressionism.