The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Among the numerous varietals of French Impressionism that took root
in other countries were two that flourished in the United States: The one
commonly known as American Impressionism was found in the east, predominantly
in artists’ groups in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
and Indiana. The other, distinctive enough to receive its own name, was California
Impressionism; it appeared first in northern California, around the San Francisco
area, and later in southern California, in Los Angeles and environs. Unlike
the eastern variety, where names like Twachtman, Chase, Hassam, Weir, and
Metcalf are familiar enough, the western variety has fewer well-known artists.
There is no disagreement, however, that among the finest of them was Granville
Southgate MT. California Poppy Field. JAMA. 2004;292(14):1659. doi:10.1001/jama.292.14.1659