Still Life with Fruit

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Complete this puzzle to reveal Still Life with Fruit by American artist Charles Ethan Porter.

Though his talent was little known in his own time, Charles Ethan Porter was rediscovered in recent years. His works are now recognized as masterpieces of American still life painting.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Porter was one of the first African Americans to exhibit at the National Academy of Design in New York. In the 1880s, he studied in Paris, possibly at the prestigious Académie Julian, and was influenced by the Barbizon school of landscape painters. Despite his talent and the patronage and admiration of the writer Mark Twain and the painter Frederic Edwin Church, Porter’s career seems to have suffered in large part due to the obstacles and discrimination he faced because of his race. Porter’s fruit and floral still lifes, with their textured handling of paint and soft focus on their subject matter, are celebrated by museums and art historians.

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