Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857 – 1922)
Autumn - A Landscape Sketch
The Blue Dragon 1892
Flowering Field, 1895
Boats at Rest, c.1895
"Composition ... expresses the idea upon which the method here presented is founded - the "putting together" of lines, masses and colors to make a harmony. ... Composition, building up of harmony, is the fundamental process in all the fine arts. ... A natural method is of exercises in progressive order, first building up very simple harmonies ... Such a method of study includes all kinds of drawing, design and painting. It offers a means of training for the creative artist, the teacher or one who studies art for the sake of culture."