Serenity (1913). Robert Lewis Reid (1862-1929). Oil on canvas.
American impressionist Reid studied at the Academie Julian and exhibited at the Paris Salon.
Reid’s painting “Serenity” typifies his Impressionist style with his handling of high-hues, values and little contrast of lights and darks. This painting is also typical of his subject matter, which was idealized young women in landscapes with flowers. Loosely painted Impressionist foliage fills the entire background closely behind the woman.