Cityscape Impressionism

Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, London Street Scene Circa 1910 (Uno Langmann)

Cityscape Impressionism

Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art, Vancouver, BC - Thru Sep 30

by Robin Laurence

Although Impressionist artists are often associated with shimmering, sunlit landscapes, they also focused their proto-Modernist vision on the energy and vibrancy of city life. This exhibition highlights Impressionist cityscapes by six artists, including Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith. Born in England, Bell-Smith immigrated to Canada at the age of 20 and dedicated much of his career to Canadian subject matter. However, he also made return trips to England, as evident in his lively London street scenes.

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