Albert Pinkham Ryder was born March 19, 1847, in New Bedford, Mass. His highly personal seascapes, including Toilers of the Sea, reflect his feeling of helplessness against the forces of nature. Thick yellow light (usually moonlight) heightens the mood of mystery in many of his paintings. Though he was a solitary painter, his works became well known in his lifetime.
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