- Willard Leroy Metcalf (American, 1858-1925)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bentley, Sr.
Willard Leroy Metcalf’s renown as a pivotal painter of the New England landscape stemmed from his studies with Georgia Loring Brown in Massachusetts and also in Paris alongside Edmund Tarbell and Frank Benson. He earned a living through art, teaching, and illustrating, principally in New York. The bucolic quality of Flowering Trees belies the temperament of an artist who was a founding member of “The Ten.”