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Collection Museum of Fine Arts
Title View of Mt Tom from the West
Object ID MFA-2007.01
Object Name Painting
Description George Newell Bowers was a prominent artist from Springfield, Massachusetts. Althought very little is know of Bowers, it is clear that by the age of 23 he was living in Springfield and working as a drug store clerk. In 1874, Bowers enrolled in Art Students League of New York and later traveled to Europe. When he returned to Western Massachusetts he worked as a portrait and landscaper painter.

View of Mt. Tom from the West was painted in 1884, the year the artist returned from Paris, France. Bowers captured the scene with rich greens and yellows, typical of a New England summer day. A comparable view can be seen from the same location today.
Artist BOWERS, George Newell
Country American
Date 1884
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-23 W-46 inches
Credit line Museum Purchase
On Exhibit Yes, Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts