Tuesday, July 27, 2010

George Cochran Lambdin...

   While I was surfing the net ... am I the only one who has a picture of a surfer riding on light beams pop into my head when you hear those words.
   Okay I digress.  While looking on line I found a picture by a painter I had not heard of.  His name is George Cochran Lambdin (1830 – 1896).  I have seen one of his pictures before, but I had never checked out his work.  Now that I have begun blogging I check into everything (oh like you don't), so I looked him up.

   This is what I found...

He was known for his still lives of roses.

He also was fascinated with the Civil War and did several paintings dedicated to it.

               This portrait of Ulysses S. Grant is the one I've seen before.

   This one is a wife sending he husband off to fight, and kissing his sword for luck.

   Lambdin also painted other types of scenes...

I really like Lambdin's style and use of colors.  You almost feel like your eavesdropping on a moment in someones life.  Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

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Al said...

Great paintings.
I agree about the colour usage.
I particularly like the one of the soldier by the fire.
I've actually seen the Grant portrait before as well (at least a copy of it).

Everton Terrace said...

I did enjoy it - very much. Love the one of the woman reading. Her hand is perfectly at ease resting on the book and the light is gorgeous. Beautiful!

Theres just life said...

Al He did another one of the soldier in his winter quarters in front of a fireplace that you would like too.

Everton Terrace glad you enjoyed them and I agree she looks so peaceful. I envy her.

Paulita said...

My favorite is the wife kissing the sword. Some of the paintings really are moving, others, like the girl in pink leaning against the tree, seem too whimsical.

Theres just life said...

Paulita I agree I almost didn't include that one. But it shows his range.