Edward Dufner's work depicting two young girls lounging on the shore of a pond enjoying the view

Edward Dufner

American, 1872-1957

Youth and Sunshine, 1916

Oil on canvas

62½ x 72½ inches

Signed lower left ‘Edward Dufer’

 

Impressionist painter Edward Dufner’s iconic work Youth and Sunshine features children frolicking at the water’s edge, the gently arcing branches of trees contrasting with a brilliant blue sky. Executed in pastel tones, the painting evokes the idyllic calm of a summer afternoon. Included in the 1916 winter exhibition at the National Academy of Design, Youth and Sunshine is a masterful work by the artist dubbed the “Painter of Sunshine.”

Edward Dufner's work depicting two young girls lounging on the shore of a pond enjoying the view