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Laurence Sisson Art

American, 1928-2015
Laurence Sisson, was a student of Herbert Barnett (1910-1972), he was one of America's preeminent realist painters today. His work may be found in the permanent collections of museums nationwide including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Laurence Sisson painted landscapes for sixty years. He was known for his paintings of the Maine coast and landscapes of the southwest. His style ranges from plein air watercolors to large oil landscapes with abstract and surrealist elements. Laurence Sisson spent 50 years living in both areas of the United States yet he notes the most influential place for his artistic development was the time he spent in Japan as a young man. Laurence Sisson was been a talented painter as a child and attended art classes at the Worcester Art museum in Massachusetts. Sisson painted professionally while in his early twenties though he had not decided to devote his life to art. While serving in the military during the United States occupation of Japan after War World II he was assigned to decorate the general's residence in Yokohama. This assignment forced him to learn all he could about the land and culture of Japan and by the time he left he was changed as an artist and man. Sisson describes this period of his painting as when he began "designing nature." His work appears to be a response to traditional Asian landscape painting, his Yankee sensibility and western art training at Yale summer school. His landscapes of both Maine and the southwest are inspired by real locations, but are in fact imaginary landscapes. Sisson was the youngest member of the Watercolor Society of America.
(Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)
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Artist: Laurence Sisson
Big Cloud, Line Drawing Landscape
By Laurence Sisson
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold landscape line drawing with big clouds over a desert landscape by listed Maine artist Laurence Sisson (American, 1928-2015). This piece is unsigned, but was acquired from David ...
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Mustang Horse Drawing
By Laurence Sisson
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Masterful sketch of a mustang horse by Laurence Sassoon (American, 1928-2015). This piece is unsigned, but was acquired from David Sassoon, the artist's son, and is initialed "DS" on...
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'Maine Coast', American Watercolor Society, Museum Fine Arts, Boston
By Laurence Sisson
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A substantial watercolor on Arches paper showing a house nestled on a bluff overlooking the variegated blue-grey waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Signed lower right, "L. Sisson" for La...
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'Pony Drinking Beneath a Waterfall', American Watercolor Society, Maine
By Laurence Sisson
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, "L. Sisson" for Laurence Sisson (American, 1928-2015) and painted circa 1975. Inscribed with a dedication to the artist's son, David. The youngest artist ever to...
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"After the Sou'Easter," Laurence Sisson, modern, watercolor, coastal, seascape
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Born in Boston in 1928, painter Laurence P. Sisson lived most of his life in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Sisson studied at the Worcester Art Museum School, Yale Summer School and was the...
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