Charles Warren Eaton

1857 – 1937

Charles Warren Eaton


Albany, New York


Tonalist landscape painting-trees

Born in Albany, New York, Charles Eaton became a Tonalist landscape painter much influenced by George Inness. His intimate, moody landscapes were known for subdued golden-brown hues and muted tonal harmonies, and the subject was often the landscape in late autumn, evening time, or winter.

These paintings were groundbreaking because they were relatively small in scale and intimate countryside views, which was a departure from the generally popular panoramic, romanticized views of Hudson River School painters.

In 1879, he enrolled at the National Academy of Design in New York City and then studied figure painting at the Art Students League with J. Carroll Beckwith. Eaton maintained a studio in New York City, although he lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He painted many snow scenes in white and grey purple tones, but by 1900 was focusing more on the theme of the Berkshire pine forests of New York State. He won many prizes including ones at the Salmagundi Club, the Philadelphia Art Club and the 1904 St. Louis Exposition. He was a founding member of the Lotus and Salmagundi Clubs.

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Charles Warren Eaton
(1857 – 1937)


oil on canvas
28 x 30 inches
Sold for: $9,600