Griffin traveled to Norway in 1908, where he became enamored with the grandeur of the country’s rugged, mountainous landscape. At this time he continued to work in an impressionist manner, using broad, energetic strokes in both his oil paintings and drawings. This vitality is seen in his 1910 charcoal, Summer in Norway, in which the stately pine tree and highland grasses seem to bend and sway with the wind.
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Estate of the artist, Portland, Maine
By descent to private collection, North Yarmouth, Maine