Wednesday, October 1, 2008
William Henry Clapp (1879-1954)
Clapp, who began his artistic studies in Montreal with William Brymner, moved to Paris 1904, where he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne alongside Pierre Bonnard and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. While he embraced Impressionism and Pointillism in Paris, his style was highly criticized back in Montreal, when he exhibited there. He moved to Cuba in 1915. Casa Villa was most likely painted on his father's pineapple plantation there on the Isle of Pines.