Entrance to Chapel, St. Tropez

Alger--Entrance to Chapel St. Tropez.jpg

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A clean sunny painting that shows a chapel next to a tall tree, beneath a light blue sky. Painted very smoothly with little to no noticeable brush strokes, this illustrates a warm and amiable picture with a pleasant vibe. Boasts a green, light sky blue, and reddish-mahogany color scheme.

About the Artist: The son of Irish immigrants, Alger was born in Boston, MA and studied at the Lowell Institute of Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Around 1914, he began dividing his time between Massachusetts and showing his work in New York group exhibitions; a 1921 review of the Whitney Studio Club declared that its “chief interest centers about the technical novelty of John Alger. He has painted some sand dunes with a sweeping grace despite the fact that his colors, always modest, are laid down flatly and without accent” (New York Tribune 18 Dec. 1921: 50). Another admiring critic thought Alger had “developed a point of view which represents the utmost in simplification without, however, becoming in any sense of the word an abstractionist” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle 7 Mar. 1926: 66). Alger was a founding member of the Salons of America. In later years, he seems to have taught art lessons in addition to his painting. 5 more images at FAP.


Alger, John [Herbert], 1879-1967








Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

20 x 24 in.
Condition: surface dirt