OIL PAINTING: Hush of Winter, 1911
Metcalf's success as a painter lies in his ability to depict the landscape with honesty and fidelity. Metcalf's New England scenes are an intimate glimpse of a totally American ideal. Metcalf stayed true to his artistic beliefs in a time when proponents of modernism sought to marginalize established forms of style. This focus helped Metcalf create a personal style whose roots were founded in the tenets of American Impressionism that lasts to this day.