The Pennsylvania school born in the Academy at Philadelphia or in the person of Edward W. Redfield is a very concise expression of the simplicity of our language and of the prosaic nature of our sight. It is democratic painting--broad, without subtility, vigorous in language if not absolutely in heart, blatantly obvious or honest in feeling. It is an unbiased, which means, inartistic, record of nature.Above, Mullins Hill.
one critic put it,
Redfield merged the French impressionist aesthetic with the American mythos of the “strenuous life.”Above, The Old Mill (1919).