Artist Crush : Fairfield Porter

“When I paint, I think that what would satisfy me is to express what Bonnard said Renoir told him: make everything more beautiful.”

Fairfield Porter was an american painter with a fascination for nature and making the ordinary, extraordinary. He was heavily influenced by the French post-impressionists Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard he was quoted as once saying

“When I paint, I think that what would satisfy me is to express what Bonnard said Renoir told him: make everything more beautiful.”

Still Life With Boats, 1968

Still Life With Boats, 1968

“ I think (painting) is a way of making the connection between yourself and everything. You connect yourself to everything that includes yourself by the process of painting. And the person who looks at it gets it vicariously '“

Sun & Sea, Fairfield Porter 1975

Sun & Sea, Fairfield Porter 1975

View from 500 East Eleventh Street, ca.1955

View from 500 East Eleventh Street, ca.1955

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‘Meadow, Sea and Island’ 1971

‘Meadow, Sea and Island’ 1971

Bright Day on the Beach, United States, 1973, by Fairfield Porter.

Bright Day on the Beach, United States, 1973, by Fairfield Porter.