Study for Tresses
Philip Leslie Hale
Study for Tresses, 1904
Pencil on Paper
Permanent Collection 2013.02.04
Hale was an American Impressionist artist, write, and teacher. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Edmund Tarbell, and with Kenyon Cox and J. Alden Weir at the Art Students League of New York. He wrote art criticism and published Jan Vermeer of Delft in 1913, the first monograph on the artist published in the United States. Hale taught at the Museum School in Boston, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; among his Boston pupils was Mary Bradish Titcomb.