|Title||Rosy Moon Off Charleston Harbor|
|Artist||Harrison, L. Birge|
18 1/8 x 30 3/8 inches
|Signature Location||bottom left|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|
An accomplished painter, influential teacher and among the early founders of the Woodstock art colony in New York, Birge Harrison wrote extensively on art theory, defining the tenets and goals of the Tonalist aesthetic.
Inspired to visit Charleston by one of Charles Henry White's (1878 - 1918) etchings of the city featured in Harper's Magazine in November 1907, Harrison became a seasonal resident for the next decade. Like many established artists, he exhibited at the 1901 - 02 South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition and in subsequent exhibitions at the Gibbes Museum of Art.