A fine New Hampshire winter mountain landscape by American artist Robert Emmett Owen (1878-1957). Owen began his art training at the Drury Academy in his hometown of North Adams, Massachusetts. In 1897, while supporting himself by working at a local establishment, he contributed pen and ink drawings to Life Magazine, initiating what would be a long and productive career as an illustrator. The next year, he received a scholarship to study at the Eric Pape School of Art in Boston. After three years of training in Boston, Owen achieved further success from his commercial work, selling drawings to the Boston Globe, National Magazine, and Brown Book Magazine. Later, his work would appear in Scribner’s Magazine, Harper’s Monthly, and other publications.
In 1901, Owen moved to New York and continued his training at the Art Students League, the Chase School, and the National Academy of Design. Among his instructors were Frederick Mulhaupt and Leonard Ochtman. In New York, Owen became aware of the art of leading American impressionists and began to create works that reflected the influence in particular of Willard Metcalf, J. Alden Weir, and Childe Hassam.
Owen eventually opened his own gallery on Madison Avenue, where he exhibited and sold his own work for over twenty years. He became very well known for his impressionist views of rural landscapes. His color-filled paintings capture the moods and seasonal splendor of the New England countryside.
Oil on canvas, signed lower right, titled inscribed on original canvas (photo on verso) “New Hampshire,” with a Vose Galleries Boston label, and housed in a decorative giltwood frame. Dimensions: 12” h x 16” w, actual; 19 1/2” h x 23 1/4” w, framed.