Edward Loyal Field
The American landscape painter, illustrator and etcher, Edward Loyal Field, left his home in Galesburg, Illinois to receive his art training at the prestigious Academie Julian in Paris. It was there that he studied under the great academic figure painter Carolus-Duran and he remained in Paris until 1882. Upon his return to the United States, Field became a member of the Salmagundi Club and exhibited extensively at such venues at the National Academy of Design, Boston Art Club and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. His works were included in the Paris Salon Exhibition of 1885. Field’s oils and watercolors of the countryside move from distinctly Tonalist periods of great atmosphere and light to more Realist depictions of rural villages and their inhabitants.