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1882-1922

American Impressionist Painter

Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922) was an American Impressionist painter known for his vibrant landscapes of Texas. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Onderdonk was raised in a family of artists and showed an early talent for painting. In addition to his early artistic training, Onderdonk studied at the Art Students League of New York and the National Academy of Design. He also spent several years studying in Europe, including a year in Paris, where he was exposed to the works of the Impressionists.

Throughout his career, Onderdonk focused on capturing the beauty of the Texas landscape, including its rolling hills, bluebonnet fields, and bright sunsets. His use of vibrant colors and loose brushwork helped to bring a sense of energy and movement to his scenes, which were often painted en plein air. Onderdonk's paintings are characterized by their vivid, impressionistic style and attention to light and color. He was particularly adept at capturing the atmospheric effects of the Texas landscape, such as the hazy heat of the summer, the bright, sparkling light of a sunset, or the deep shadows of a grove of trees.

Despite his financial difficulties, Onderdonk was widely recognized as a talented artist during his lifetime. He won numerous awards for his work, including a gold medal at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901 and the W.A. Clark Prize from the National Academy of Design in 1902.

Despite his talent and popularity, Onderdonk faced financial difficulties throughout his life and struggled to support himself as a full-time artist. Nevertheless, his work has since been recognized as some of the most important Impressionist paintings of the American Southwest, and his paintings are now highly sought after by collectors.

Onderdonk was married to Carolyn Adele Brinkley, who was also an artist. They had three children together, one of whom, Robert Julian Onderdonk, also became a painter. Julian Onderdonk died of pneumonia in 1922 at the age of 39.

Onderdonk's legacy as a leading figure in the Texas art scene continues to this day, and his paintings are held in many important collections, including the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the National Museum of American Art.

18 Julian Onderdonk Paintings

A Cloudy Day, Bluebonnets near San Antonio, Texas, 1918 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

A Cloudy Day, Bluebonnets near San Antonio, Texas 1918

Oil Painting
$727
Canvas Print
$63.09
SKU: ONJ-16720
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 63.8 x 76.5 cm
Amon Carter Museum, Texas, USA

Early Spring, Bluebonnets and Mesquite, 1919 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Early Spring, Bluebonnets and Mesquite 1919

Oil Painting
$387
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: ONJ-16721
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 22.2 x 30.5 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Sunlight and Shadow, 1910 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Sunlight and Shadow 1910

Oil Painting
$550
Canvas Print
$50.64
SKU: ONJ-16722
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 40.6 x 61 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Field of Bluebonnets, n.d. by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Field of Bluebonnets n.d.

Oil Painting
$646
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: ONJ-16723
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 35.5 x 59.4 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

October Sunlight, 1911 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

October Sunlight 1911

Oil Painting
$379
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: ONJ-16724
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 22.8 x 30.5 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Road to the Hills, 1918 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Road to the Hills 1918

Oil Painting
$747
Canvas Print
$57.14
SKU: ONJ-16725
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Springtime, 1901 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Springtime 1901

Oil Painting
$735
Canvas Print
$54.52
SKU: ONJ-16726
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 66 x 91.4 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Blue Bonnet Field, Early Morning, San Antonio, Texas, 1914 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Blue Bonnet Field, Early Morning, San Antonio, Texas 1914

Oil Painting
$745
Canvas Print
$57.14
SKU: ONJ-16727
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 77.5 x 101.6 cm
Private Collection

Coreopsis near San Antonio, Texas, 1919 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Coreopsis near San Antonio, Texas 1919

Oil Painting
$376
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: ONJ-16728
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 23.5 x 31 cm
Private Collection

Fall Landscape, n.d. by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Fall Landscape n.d.

Oil Painting
$380
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: ONJ-16729
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 23 x 30.5 cm
Private Collection

Bluebonnets at Late Afternoon, 1917 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Bluebonnets at Late Afternoon 1917

Oil Painting
$423
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: ONJ-16730
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Bluebonnets at Sunrise, 1917 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Bluebonnets at Sunrise 1917

Oil Painting
$540
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: ONJ-16731
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Autumn Shadows, n.d. by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Autumn Shadows n.d.

Oil Painting
$465
Canvas Print
$51.88
SKU: ONJ-16732
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 45.7 x 66 cm
Private Collection

Coming Rain, n.d. by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Coming Rain n.d.

Oil Painting
$596
Canvas Print
$63.64
SKU: ONJ-16733
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 63.5 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

Field of Bluebonnets with Trees, n.d. by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Field of Bluebonnets with Trees n.d.

Oil Painting
$393
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: ONJ-16734
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 25.4 x 35.6 cm
Private Collection

Near San Antonio, c.1918 by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Near San Antonio c.1918

Oil Painting
$747
Canvas Print
$56.31
SKU: ONJ-16735
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 78 x 104 cm
Public Collection

Field of Bluebonnets at Sunset, n.d. by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Field of Bluebonnets at Sunset n.d.

Oil Painting
$735
Canvas Print
$55.34
SKU: ONJ-16736
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Private Collection

Texas Landscape with Bluebonnets, n.d. by Julian Onderdonk | Painting Reproduction

Texas Landscape with Bluebonnets n.d.

Oil Painting
$706
Canvas Print
$63.37
SKU: ONJ-16737
Julian Onderdonk
Original Size: 63.5 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

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