Edmund Charles Tarbell
Edmund Charles Tarbell was an American Impressionist painter who worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tarbell attended traditional art schools where he learned academic painting techniques and studied Old Masters. On a trip to France from 1884 to 1886, he became aware of Impressionism, adapting it to his own work when he returned to America. Tarbell worked and taught in Boston and is considered a pivotal member of the Boston School. In 1918, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he was commissioned by the government to paint presidential portraits Tarbell retired to New Hampshire in 1926, where he died in 1938.