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Harry Leith-Ross Art

American, 1886-1973

Son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Harry Leith-Ross was born in the British Colony of Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean thousand miles off the southeast coast of Africa. His first formal art instruction began in England under Stanhope Forbes, followed by studies with Jean-Paul Laurens at the Académie Julian in Paris. Leith-Ross came to the United States to enroll at the National Academy of Design in New York City in 1910, and then to Woodstock, in 1913. It was in Woodstock at the Art Students League, under the tutelage of L. Birge Harrison and John F. Carlson, that Leith-Ross would receive the training that most influenced his career as an artist. There, he formed a lifelong friendship with fellow artist, John Folinsbee. The two artists shared a studio during this time and participated in several joint exhibitions exclusively featuring their work, including an exhibit at the Louis Katz Art Gallery in New York City in 1915. During the First World War, Leith-Ross served in the U.S. infantry, and upon his release, spent a summer painting in England. While there, he participated in a solo exhibition at The Little Gallery in Worthing in 1919. It was said of Leith-Ross by an art critic in a local English newspaper: “An exquisite sense of color, perfect draftsmanship, a thorough grasp of composition and a deep insight into nature, make Harry Leith-Ross not only a brilliant painter but a poet”. Upon returning to the United States, Leith-Ross resided once again in Woodstock where he taught painting. Leith-Ross would often visit his close friend, John Folinsbee, who moved to New Hope in 1916 following his marriage to Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee. Leith-Ross was the best man at his wedding. Some years later, Leith-Ross met Emily, and the couple married in 1925. They remained in Woodstock until purchasing a home in the Jericho Valley on the outskirts of New Hope in 1936, where Leith-Ross remained until the end of his life. He painted a wide array of subjects. His earlier works (1912–30) are very finely painted impressionist landscapes consisting of small, tight brush strokes and a colorful refreshing palette. The early paintings usually depict Woodstock, New Hope and Gloucester. His later works often include figures and his application of paint is lighter. His skillful handling of shadows and light give the later works (1935–60) a striking resemblance to those of Edward Hopper. Many of these paintings depict the landscape surrounding his home in Jericho Valley and the views of New England. Leith-Ross was also a gifted watercolorist. He made occasional trips to Europe and often summered in Rockport and Gloucester, where he held painting classes as well. He exhibited widely and won more than 40 awards. He participated in exhibitions at the National Academy of Design, the Salmagundi Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Society of Independent Artists, the Corcoran Gallery Biennials, the Carnegie Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Watercolor Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Harry Leith-Ross "Morning In Early Spring"
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in San Francisco, CA
Harry Leith-Ross:1886-1973. Well listed American artist with auction highs over $198,000. One of the important members of New Hope Pennsylvania school of Impressionists. Painting is ...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Harry Leith-Ross Art

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Oil

Daytura
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in New York, NY
An accomplished artist noted for his snow-covered landscapes, Leith-Ross is considered one of the most exhibited and decorated artists of the New Hope art colony.
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20th Century American Impressionist Harry Leith-Ross Art

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Oil

Boat Yard (PA Impressionist landscape)
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in Hudson, NY
Harry Leith-Ross (1886-1973). Boat Yards, ca.1960's. Watercolor on paper measures 9 x 17 inches; 18 x 26 inches in original matting. Signed lower left. Original gallery label affixe...
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1960s American Impressionist Harry Leith-Ross Art

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Watercolor

Boat Worker (New England landscape, New Hope Impressionist)
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful New England landscape painting by American artist, Harry Leith-Ross (1886-1973). Watercolor on paper, sheet measures 9 x 13 inches; 16.25 x 20.75 inches framed. Signed lowe...
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1960s American Impressionist Harry Leith-Ross Art

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Paper, Watercolor

"April in Jericho"
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Harry Leith-Ross (1886 - 1973) The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Harry Leith-Ross was born in the British Co...
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1940s American Impressionist Harry Leith-Ross Art

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Oil, Canvas

"Path of the East Wind"
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Harry Leith-Ross (1886 - 1973) The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Harry Leith-Ross was born in the British Co...
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1940s American Impressionist Harry Leith-Ross Art

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Oil on Canvas by Harry Leith-Ross Hunter and Dog
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in Toledo, OH
Harry Leith-Ross (1886-1973), is a renowned landscape artist born in Mauritius in 1886 and died in Pennsylvania in 1973. He had a long term association with the Bucks County artists'...
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Early 20th Century Harry Leith-Ross Art

"The Neshaminy"
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Harry Leith-Ross (1886 - 1973) The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Harry Leith-Ross was born in the British Co...
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1930s American Impressionist Harry Leith-Ross Art

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Canvas, Oil

"Concrete Construction"
By Harry Leith-Ross
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork. Signed lower left. Illustrated in "New Hope for American Art" Harry Leith-Ross (1886 - 1973) The son of an English father ...
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20th Century American Impressionist Harry Leith-Ross Art

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Oil, Board

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