John Edward Costigan

Today’s featured artist, John Edward Costigan, was a Rhode Island-based painter and illustrator and America’s answer to German Expressionism.  Costigan was fascinated by the rustic farmers and other rural folk of New England and clearly admired their work ethic, as well as their connectedness to nature.  Children, of course, crop up in much of his work.

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John Edward Costigan – Fall Plowing (1949)

John Edward Costigan - Figures in the Sunlight #1 (1961)

John Edward Costigan – Figures in the Sunlight #1 (1961)

John Edward Costigan - Going Home (1940)

John Edward Costigan – Going Home (1940)

John Edward Costigan - Group of Figures (1934)

John Edward Costigan – Group of Figures (1934)

John E. Costigan - Mother and Child (1922)

John E. Costigan – Mother and Child (1922)

John Edward Costigan - Mother and Children #2

John Edward Costigan – Mother and Children #2

John Edward Costigan - Picnic Along the Brook (1952)

John Edward Costigan – Picnic Along the Brook (1952)

John Edward Costigan - Workers of the Soil (1932)

John Edward Costigan – Workers of the Soil (1932)

John Edward Costigan - Bathers (1932)

John Edward Costigan – Bathers (1932)

John Edward Costigan - Mother and Child

John Edward Costigan – Mother and Child

John Edward Costigan - (Title Unknown) (1)

John Edward Costigan – (Title Unknown) (1)

John Edward Costigan - (Title Unknown) (2)

John Edward Costigan – (Title Unknown) (2)

John Edward Costigan, N.A.

Comments:

From Nik Skoog on August 20, 2012
just found a Etching of John Edward Costigan “springtime”

From pipstarr72 on August 21, 2012
Cool. I like the depth and gravitas of his work.

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