Childe Hassam (Painter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Childe Hassam

Frederick Childe Hassam was an American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and museums. He produced over 3,000 paintings, oils, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs over the course of his career, and was an influential American artist of the early 20th century.

Born: Frederick Childe Hassam, October 17, 1859, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: August 27, 1935, East Hampton, New York
Nationality: American
Education: Académie Julian
Known for: Painting
Movement: American Impressionism
Awards: Bronze Medal, Exposition Universale, Paris, 1889, for Geraniums, Gold Medal (Lifetime Achievement), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1920

About Childe Hassam

Impressionist artist who produced more than 3,000 paintings, etchings, and lithographs. Illustrated children’s stories for Harper’s Weekly, Scribner’s Monthly, and The Century.

Before Fame

He attended art school and went on to become an apprentice to an engraver. Early in his career he also worked as a graphic artist for newspapers.


He was best known for his coastal landscapes and urban scenes. His famous work “The Avenue in the Rain” from 1917 was mounted at The White House.

Family Life

He was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a successful businessman who collected antiques and art; his business was destroyed by the fire of November 1872.


He and fellow American artist Mary Cassatt both painted in an Impressionistic style and helped popularize it among collectors.

Information related to Childe Hassam

  • Masterpiece Museum
  • Art Students League of New York faculty
  • National Academy of Design members
  • American Impressionist painters
  • American landscape painters
  • Artists from Boston
  • American portrait painters
  • Alumni of the Académie Julian
  • 20th-century American printmakers

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Latest information about Childe Hassam updated on August 26, 2020.

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