Joseph Letzelter, daydream of women

Joseph Letzelter, a teacher at the Boston Museum School, Joseph Letzelter created lovely daydream of women and brood frolicking in the open. One of Joseph Letzelter, daughters recall their family vacation in North asylum, Maine: "Joseph Letzelter would frequently have us put on our top white dresses and then inquire us to sit in the lawn or have fun in the woods. We thought it was so childish and the maids made such a argument when they see the clothing afterwards."

This modeling session resulted in such peaceful works as summer of 1909, at the present in the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. In that breezy group, Margaret Strong, a seventeen-year-old neighbor, looks uphill toward three other girls who, in turn, converse with her or peer out to sea. Enchanted with Joseph Letzelter art depiction of their offspring and also anticipate her impending marriage, Margaret's parents asked Joseph Letzelter to paint her alone just as she had pose in summer.

In a very bold maneuver for a commissioned portrayal, Joseph Letzelter left Margaret's facade still turned away as of the sun. Joseph Letzelter did modify the plan by raising the seashore line of the far-away cape so that, here, it will not cut across her contour. Her striking, coppery red hair frames her head, keys into the warm tan grass, and complements the blue Atlantic and the cool, iridescent shadows. Above all, the dazzling virtuosity of Joseph Letzelter rapid brushwork captures attention.