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William Partridge Burpee At Childs Gallery

William Partridge Burpee

American, (1846-1940)

William Partridge Burpee was born in Rockland, Maine on April 13, 1846 to Nathaniel A. and Mary Partridge Burpee. As a young man he was educated in Rockland schools and in the Kents Hill Academy in Readfield, Maine. He exhibited a great deal of interest as a youth in painting and drawing, and received his formal training from the marine painter, William Bradford (1823-1894) – probably in the late 1870s. Burpee’s early work of the 1880s reflects Bradford’s influence as well as other painters such as Fitz Hugh Lane, Frederic Edwin Church, Martin Johnson Heade, F. A. Silva and A. T. Bricher.

After briefly advertising himself as an artist in the Rockland City Directory in 1882, Burpee appeared that year in Boston. By September 1, 1885, he was painting figures on Lynn Beach, Massachusetts, between Nahant and Swampscott in a style that now reflected the influence of French painting – particularly Eugene Boudin and Emile Louis Vernier. He showed life of the beach with children at play, dorymen, lobstermen, netmenders, women waiting for the return of the boats, clamdiggers, and drying and folding sails. He began exhibiting in Boston in 1881 (Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association) and soon became a regular exhibitor (1890) and a member (1894) of the Boston Art Club. Until his trip abroad, Burpee maintained a position in bookkeeping and accounting.

In 1897, Burpee left Boston to tour Spain, Italy, France and England. He returned to the United States in 1899 and the next year returned to spend the summer in Holland. After his international travel and visits to the salons in Paris he became much more international in his viewpoint and his style became much more impressionistic. During the summer in Holland, he discovered pastel and soon developed a great facility and liking for the medium.

He was honored at the St. Louis Exposition of 1904 with a bronze medal for pastel. He also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C., the American Watercolor Society, the L. D. M. Sweat Museum (now Portland Museum of Art), the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters and the Copley Society, Boston.

Burpee is last listed with a Boston address in 1913. He reappears in Rockland in 1914 and is listed as dividing his time from 1927-1933 between Rockland and East Orange, N.J. He died in Rockland, Maine in 1940.

His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, the Rockland Public Library, Cheekwood, Nashville, Tennessee, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C., the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, the William A. Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine, and the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. For more information see: William Partridge Burpee: American Marine Impressionist by D. Roger Howlett. Burpee is also one of the seven “Lynn Beach Painters” described in the 1994 book, The Lynn Beach Painters: Art Along the North Shore 1880 - 1920 also by Howlett.

Painting By William Partridge Burpee: [fisherman And Dory] At Childs GalleryQuick View
514×1018IN.
$7,500
[Fisherman and Dory]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [apple Blossoms In Landscape] At Childs GalleryQuick View
14×1818IN.
$9,500
[Apple Blossoms in Landscape]
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: Harvest Moon At Childs GalleryQuick View
1018×1118IN.
$10,500
Harvest Moon
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: [monhegan] At Childs GalleryQuick View
9×11IN.
$5,500
[Monhegan]
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: Annisquam River, North Shore At Childs GalleryQuick View
12×18IN.
$18,000
Annisquam River, North Shore
Watercolor by William Partridge Burpee: [Sunset with Sailboats], represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
8×12IN.
$4,000
[Sunset with Sailboats]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [trees Near The Shore] At Childs GalleryQuick View
12×9IN.
$2,500
[Trees near the Shore]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [steamship] At Childs GalleryQuick View
10×12IN.
$3,500
[Steamship]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [blossoming Trees] At Childs GalleryQuick View
10×11IN.
$3,000
[Blossoming Trees]
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: [fisherman's Daughter] At Childs GalleryQuick View
17×12IN.
$9,500
[Fisherman's Daughter]
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: Gathering a Bouquet, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
9×7IN.
$4,500
Gathering a Bouquet
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: Half Length Portrait Of A Boy In Profile At Childs GalleryQuick View
9×7IN.
$4,500
Half-Length portrait of a boy in Profile
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: (Dory in Waves), represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
17×13IN.
$5,500
(Dory in Waves)
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [wooded Landscape With Pond] At Childs GalleryQuick View
6×8IN.
$2,200
[Wooded Landscape with Pond]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [winter Landscape] At Childs GalleryQuick View
7×10IN.
$3,000
[Winter Landscape]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [landscape With Castle And River] At Childs GalleryQuick View
8×12IN.
$4,200
[Landscape with Castle and River]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [woman Reading] At Childs GalleryQuick View
26×22IN.
$16,000
[Woman Reading]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [snow Covered Alps] At Childs GalleryQuick View
18×21IN.
$12,000
[Snow-Covered Alps]
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: Willows Bordering A Stream, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
16×19IN.
$4,000
Willows Bordering A Stream
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: [Moonlight on Crashing Waves], represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
19×24IN.
$16,000
[Moonlight on Crashing Waves]
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: [Rocky Coast with Fir Trees], represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
13×18IN.
[Rocky Coast with Fir Trees]
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: [Sand Dunes], represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
13×17IN.
$9,500
[Sand Dunes]
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [crashing Waves,rocks] At Childs GalleryQuick View
19×24IN.
[Crashing Waves, Rocks]
Watercolor By William Partridge Burpee: [doorway In Morocco] At Childs GalleryQuick View
18×14IN.
$8,500
[Doorway in Morocco]
Watercolor by William Partridge Burpee: An Old Gate, Rothenberg, Germany, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
7×5IN.
$1,800
An Old Gate, Rothenberg, Germany
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: Glimpse of Sunlight in the Woods, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
7×6IN.
$1,700
Glimpse of Sunlight in the Woods
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: Ice Flows, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
3×4IN.
$1,200
Ice Flows
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: [female Nude With Garland] At Childs GalleryQuick View
15×10IN.
$5,500
[Female Nude with Garland]
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: [Female Nude], represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
15×8IN.
$4,500
[Female Nude]
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: Lincoln Point And Lincoln House Hotel, Swampscott From Lynn Beach (massachusetts) At Childs GalleryQuick View
13×10IN.
$16,000
Lincoln Point and Lincoln
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: Surf And Rocks, Maine Coast At Childs GalleryQuick View
6×9IN.
$6,500
Surf and Rocks, Maine Coast
Painting By William Partridge Burpee: October Harvest At Childs GalleryQuick View
8×11IN.
$5,000
October Harvest
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: [blue Rocky Mountain] At Childs GalleryQuick View
12×10IN.
$5,500
[Blue Rocky Mountain]
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: Pink and purple sky and water blending together [Shoreline S, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
13×10IN.
$4,500
Pink and purple sky
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: Maine Coast At Childs GalleryQuick View
12×17IN.
$8,000
Maine Coast
Drawing by William Partridge Burpee: Classical Study, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
20×16IN.
$750
Classical Study
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: Winter Street, South End, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
12×9IN.
$6,500
Winter Street, South End
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: By the Glow of the Firelight, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
16×11IN.
$12,500
By the Glow of the Firelight
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: Old Willows, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
8×10IN.
$4,500
Old Willows
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: Trees in Sunlight, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
11×15IN.
$9,500
Trees in Sunlight
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: Costumed Male Figure, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
17×12IN.
$7,500
Costumed Male Figure
Pastel By William Partridge Burpee: Harbor View (probably Rockland, Maine) At Childs GalleryQuick View
10×8IN.
$3,500
Harbor View (Probably Rockland, Maine)
Painting by William Partridge Burpee: (Study of flowers), represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
6×7IN.
$950
(Study of flowers)
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: Coastal Winter, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
10×12IN.
$4,500
Coastal Winter
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: Sunset in Biskra, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
13×17IN.
$6,800
Sunset in Biskra
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: Dory, dock and house, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
14×10IN.
$4,500
Dory, dock and house
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: [At the Fountain], represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
10×8IN.
$3,000
[At the Fountain]
Pastel by William Partridge Burpee: Woodland, represented by Childs GalleryQuick View
9×12IN.
$2,500
Woodland
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