About the Artist
Canadian-American painter, Ernest Lawson (1873-1939) was a member of the group of eight,
a group of artists which included the group’s leaders Robert Henri, John Sloan,
William Glackens and others. Though he painted mainly landscapes, he also
did some realistic urban scenes which were shown at the 1908 exhibition
of the Eight. Though considered an impressionist, Lawson’s work stylistically
falls between Impressionism and realism.