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E. Ambrose Webster Art

E. Ambrose Webster (USA, 1869–1935)

E. Ambrose Webster was among our first and most forceful modern painters, and is one of America’s greatest interpreters of Fauvism. His masterworks are in such public collections as the Corcoran and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. In recent years his work has figured prominently in publications and exhibitions at Babcock Galleries’ E. Ambrose Webster: A Retrospective of Paintings and The Armory Show Years of E. Ambrose Webster, in the High Art Museum’s The Advent of Modernism, 1987 and in William Gerdts’ 1997 landmark work The Color of Modernism: The American Fauves and, more recently in 2007–08, the Greenville County Museum of Art’s retrospective exhibition E. Ambrose Webster: Pioneer Modernist. Webster’s dynamic career spanned 40 years and found him consistently in the middle of the Modernist movement. He traveled and exhibited widely, knew important artists everywhere, was acclaimed by his peers and created some of the finest and most adventurous paintings of his time.


Webster was a consummate American Modernist painter. After initial studies under Edmund Tarbell and Frank Benson in Boston, he spent nearly three years in Europe absorbing the latest developments in the Post-Impressionist art world. By 1900 he returned to the United States, and, having developed his own original idiom, became a prominent member of the progressive art community. Over the years he traveled widely in France, Spain, Italy, North Africa, the Azore Islands, Jamaica and Bermuda, seeking the sunlight-heightened color which inspired him. In 1906, while painting in the Caribbean, he exhibited a work which secured the Musgrave Silver Medal from the Institute of Jamaica. By 1913 he was exhibiting in Boston and Cleveland with Charles Hovey Pepper, Carl G. Cutler and Maurice Prendergast. Webster also participated in the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art (The Armory Show) and showed in New York thereafter.


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American Modernist Painting, Red House Provincetown, c. 1920, E. Ambrose Webster
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
Red House, Provincetown is distinguished by its provenance and exhibitions record. The painting has a direct and unbroken provenance as well, as it was held in the artist’s family fo...
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1920s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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American Impressionist Painting, Provincetown Garden, 1916 by E. Ambrose Webster
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1910s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

American Modern Painting by E. Ambrose Webster, Azores, 1913
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1910s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

American Modern Painting by E. Ambrose Webster, Rock in the Sea, 1913
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1910s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

French Garden in a Hillside Village, by American Modernist E. Ambrose Webster
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1920s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

American Modernist Winter Scene, Tamworth, New Hampshire, 1914
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1910s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

American Modernism, Banana Trees, Shutter, Jamaica, 1912, E. Ambrose Webster
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1910s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

American Modern Painting by E. Ambrose Webster, Volcanic Cliffs, Azores, 1913
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1910s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

French Landscape by American Modernist Painter E. Ambrose Webster, La Gaude I
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1920s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

American Modern Painting by E. Ambrose Webster, Spain, 1921
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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1920s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Canvas, Oil

Early American Modern painting, Drying the Nets, Provincetown, c. 1903
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in New York, NY
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Early 20th Century American Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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Volunteer Firemen, Provincetown
By E. Ambrose Webster
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Initialed in pencil by the artist lower left: W Provenance: Babcock Galleries References And Exhibitions: Webster, known as an American Fauve, exhibited at the famous 191...
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1930s Modern E. Ambrose Webster Art

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