William Partridge Burpee (1846-1940)

Together with acclaimed New England masters Winslow Homer and Fitz Hugh Lane, William Partridge Burpee is duly recognized for painting some of the most superb Impressionist seascapes and winter landscapes of his generation. Having pursued art since his childhood in Rockland, Maine, Burpee’s long artistic career encompassed several styles, including the influences of Impressionism, Luminism and Tonalism. The effect of light within his work was of principal importance.

Burpee exhibited at such prestigious institutions as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., and his works can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, MA, Cheekwood, TN, the Columbia Museum of Art, the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, the William A. Farnsworth Museum and the Portland Museum of Art.

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Atlas Mountains,
Pastel on Paper
6 x 5 1/4 inches
Boats in Harbor 
Pastel on Paper
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Boy Running
on Beach
Pastel on Paper
6 3/8 x 12 inches
Canal Bridge
Pastel on Paper
7 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches

Fall Foliage at
Water's Edge
Pastel on Flint Paper
9 x 11 inches
  Green Fields
with Haystacks
Pastel on Paper
8 5/8 x 10 inches

Field and Trees
Pastel on Paper
8 x 10 7/8 inches
Rocky Coast
Pastel on Paper
5 x 6 7/8 inches
  Hilltop Village
Pastel on Paper
16 x 18 3/4 inches 
Pastel on Paper
19 x 24 inches
Winter Rocky
Pastel on Paper
10 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches
and Boats
Pastel and Oil
on Paper
9 3/8 x 12 1/4 inches