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Name Field, Edward Loyal
Other names E. L. Field
Life Dates 1856-1914
Born: Galesburg, Illinois
Nationality American
Geographic location(s) Paris, France
New York City
Occupation Painter
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Art-2D Collection - 1957.3.303.2

Art-2D Collection - 1957.3.303.2

Untitled etching by Edward Loyal Field. It has a large tree with a house next to it on the left, and a body of water with a boat on the right. Signed lower right (in pencil), below image: E. L. Field Edward Loyal Field, though a relatively unknown etcher, watercolorist, and oil painter, was an important contributor to the American Tonalist movement. A style of American art emerging between 1880 and 1920 and especially applied to landscapes, Tonalism was characterized by soft light, muted tones, and emphasis on mood and shadow. Its practitioners focused on capturing the mood of a landscape more than its literal appearance. Field almost exclusively created landscapes featuring meandering r