Houses In The Snow

Houses In The Snow

I love to close my eyes a moment and think of the land outside, white under the mingled snow and moonlight–the heaps of stones by the roadside white–snow in the furrows. Mon Dieu! How quiet and how patient!

Katherine Mansfield

Maginel Wright Enright Barney (1881 – 1966) was an American children’s book illustrator and graphic artist.

(1881-1966) Maginel Wright Enright illustration
Mole’s Christmas, or, Home Sweet Home (from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrations by Beverley Gooding 1984
Clarence Gagnon. A Farm, Last Rauys, 1913
Kochel, Snowy Landscape with Houses, 1909 Gabriele Münter, (German 1877 – 1962)
Village in the Snow by Belgian painter Leo Piron (1899-1962)
Eyvind Earle (American Painter 1916 – 2000)
Keep Warm – London Underground Poster – art by Kathleen Stenning – 1925
Hergé – Christmas cover illustration for Le Petit Vintieme, 1931
‘At the Brenner Pass’, Engelbert Lap, colour woodcut, 1920s
‘December Afternoon’ 1940, stone lithograph by Grant Wood (1891-1942)
Theodore Clement Steele (American Impressionist Painter, 1847-1926) Winter After
Jan Sluyters (1881 – 1957)
Snowy Studio In Theresiengasse, Austria ,1905 Carl Moll
Willem Witsen (1860-1923) Winter evening in Ede
Elene Akhvlediani (Georgian, 1901-1975) Winter in Racha, 1968
Der Widiwandelwald by Hilde Krüger, a Berlin picture book featuring pictures made of triangles 1924 cf. the work of El Lissitzky
Arnold Lobel
Novo-Lenino. Terminus a painting by Evgeny Shpirko, USSR, 1967
Otakar Cila (Czech, 1894 – 1973) Winter residence of General Syrový in Yakutsk , 1919
Theodor Kittelsen, 1907, Stave Church In Snow
Karl Hauptmann (1880-1947) Snow-Capped Farmhouse in the Black Forest
Karl Hauptmann (1880-1947) Snow-Capped Farmhouse in the Black Forest
Karl Hauptmann (German painter, Black Forest, 1880-1947) Winter Landscape
Chris Van Allsburg
Camille Pissarro. Farm at Montfoucault in snow, 1874–1876
Bernard Gantner (1928-2018)
N. Barchenkov. In Gorki. Winter landscape
N. C. Wyeth (American, 1882-1945) Winter Morning, Christmas Morning 1913
Elene Akhvlediani (Georgian, 1901-1975) Winter in Telavi (the main city and administrative centre of Georgia’s eastern province of Kakheti)
Grandma Moses (1860- 1961) an American folk artist who started painting age 78
Alexey Savrasov Winter, 1873
Elene Akhvlediani (Georgian, 1901-1975)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) Aschaffenburg, Alemania The Junkerboden under Snow c. 1937
Porter Woodruff for House and Garden January 1918
A.J.Casson (1898-1992) Roof Tops
John Falter Waiting for School Bus in Snow, 1947. Artist lived in Nebraska. (See also: Buses In Art.)
Early Morning, First Snow’, Maxfield Parrish, oil on canvas,1959
Juri Klever Winter Landscape. 1914
Sunshine and Shadow Stanley Royle, oil on canvas, 1926
Hale Woodruff (African-American, 1900 – 1980)
Walter Farndon (USA, 1876-1964) Midnight Snow in Nova Scotia
Julius Nemcik (Czech, 1909 – 1986) Women in winter, 1940
‘Homestead at Night’ by George William Sotter, oil on masonite, circa 1940
‘Winter Landscape from Herstedvester’ by Peder Mørk Mønsted 1923
The Ettrick Shepherd’, James McIntosh Patrick, oil on canvas, 1936
Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935)
‘A Frosty Morning, Salisbury, Wiltshire’, Percival Arthur Wise, oil on board, before 1968
Sandvika, Norway 1895 Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)
Alfred Sisley (1839–1899) Snowtime in Venice-Nadon, 1880
‘Winter Morning’, John Henry Norman, oil on canvas, 1935
Winter in Aizu (1967) by Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997)
Kiyoshi Saito. Winter in Aizu, 1969
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) Ono, Mito
Tsuchiya Koitsu, 1935. This style of art inspired the atomic style in Europe (e.g. the Tin-tin art).
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) Slope at Senko Temple, Onomichi, 1922
John Giacometti (1868-1933) Press, Switzerland, Winter Landscape at Maloja, 1927
A New Year’s postcard
Peder Mørk Mønsted (1859–1941) Ponte-Campovas
Edvard Munch. Fra Saaksegårdsgate (From Saxegårdsgate) circa 1882
‘Foggy Winter Day. To the Left a Yellow House. Deep Snow.’ L. A. Ring, oil on canvas, 1910
Władysław Jarocki (Podhajczyki, 1875 – Krakow, 1965) Landscape from Poronin, 1915
Uwe Hänstch – The Snow Queen
Perry Barlow Jan 27 1945 New Yorker cover
Perry Barlow Jan 14 1950 New Yorker cover
My Country Cottage In Winter, Sundborn’, Carl Larsson, watercolour, 1904
Corfe Castle, Stanley Royle, oil on canvas, 1939
Edward Hersey cottage snow
Edward Hersey, contemporary painter, “A master of light and shade”.
Edward Hersey cottage chimney smoke
Another painting by Edward Hersey, contemporary painter, “A master of light and shade”. Hersey was born in 1948 and is an artist in Surrey, England.
Loïs Mailou Jones (American, 1905 – 1998) 1220 Quincy Street, ca. 1948-1953
Elene Akhvlediani (Georgian, 1901-1975) Village At Night in Winter
Ivan Gantschev snowy night
Ivan Gantschev
Ivan Generalich. Winter landscape, 1944
Frederic Richardson 1918

Harald Oskar Sohlberg (29 September 1869 – 19 June 1935) was a Norwegian Neo-romantic painter. Neo-romanticism was an art movement which covers from about 1850 until 1890, which takes us into Modernism. When it comes to painting, “Neo-romanticism” is applied to a loosely affiliated school of landscape painting that emerged around 1930 and continued until the early 1950s. Neo-romantic painters were influenced by William Blake, Samuel Palmer, Pablo Picasso, André Masson, Pavel Tchelitchew. Not to be confused with The New Romantic movement, whichh= was a pop culture movement that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s.

Harald Sohlberg (1869 - 1935) street snow
Harald Sohlberg (1869 – 1935)

Eric William Ravilious (22 July 1903 – 2 September 1942) was a British painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver. He grew up in East Sussex, and is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs and other English landscapes, which examine English landscape and vernacular art with an off-kilter, modernist sensibility and clarity. He served as a war artist, and died when the aircraft he was in was lost off Iceland.


The off-kilter, modernist sensibility is reminiscent of picture book illustration. The circles as snow convey further naivity.

Eric Ravilious (1903 - 1942) British painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. ‘Halstead Road in Snow’ (1935)
Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) British painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. ‘Halstead Road in Snow’ (1935)

Eric Sloane (1905 – 1985) was an American landscape painter, illustrator, and author of illustrated books on the cultural history and folklore of America. Notice how frequently snowy landscapes are accompanied by yellow and orange skies, in painting as in real life.

Eric Sloane (1905 – 1985)
Harald Wiberg (1908-1986). This fine art is from a children’s book about a Christmas Tomten.
Achiel Van Sassenbrouck (Belgian, 1886 - 1979) Winter landscape windmill snow cathedral
Achiel Van Sassenbrouck (Belgian, 1886 – 1979) Winter landscape
Ben Kimberly Prins (1902-1980) 1955 Party After Snowfall for The Saturday Evening Post
Rowland Hilder (1905-1993). Born in New York to an English father, who subsequently moved back to Kent when Rowland was about ten.
Wilhelm Purvit (1872 – 1945) The Last Snow, 1898.
Mikhail Germashev (1868-1930) Near Petrograd. Oil on canvas. I love the empty sled and the horse waiting patiently.
Valerius de Saedeleer (Belgian, 1867 – 1941)
Joan Eardley (1921 – 1963) Catterline in Winter, 1963, Aberdeen, Scotland
Joseph Farquharson - An Aberdeenshire Farm Under Snow
Joseph Farquharson – An Aberdeenshire Farm Under Snow
Mstislav Dobuzhinsky. Vitebsk, 1919. Watercolour on paper. How do you do snow in watercolour? This is how.
John Kasyn (Canadian, 1926-2008). Old Stucco House, Austin Ave, 1970
Roger Duvoisin. White Snow Bright Snow. Text by Alvin Tresselt. An example of what I call ‘collage’ or ‘sticker sheet’ illustration.
Spring Snow at Torigoe Shrine, Asakusa by Kasamatsu Shiro. Japanese woodblock print, 1934
Spring Snow at Torigoe Shrine, Asakusa by Kasamatsu Shiro. Japanese woodblock print, 1934
Tennoji Temple in Osaka – Hasui Kawase (1883-1957)
Laurits Andersen Ring (1854 – 1933)
Martin Lewis (1881 – 1962) 1934 ‘Winter On White Street’
Svend Otto – The Snow Queen
Edvard Munch Winter Landscape with House and Red Sky 1881
Edvard Munch. View from Fossveien, 1880-81, oil on canvas
Peter Mørk Mønsted
Søren Christian Bjulf (Danish painter) 1890 – 1958, Winter landscape with children on skis, 1940
Otto Hesselbom (Sweden, 1848-1913) Winter landscape with cottage
Victor Charreton (French, 1864-1936)
This was made using a stock photo of a house and the help of Deep Dream Generator, using the painting above by Hale Woodruff as a style image.
Before I put the rain cloud in. Can’t decide if I prefer it with or without.
I used this image as its base.
Here’s another one, also using the style image of Hale Woodruff.
I used this stock image as base.
Based on the Stephen King novel
Red Snow 2021 directed by Sean Nichols Lynch. A struggling vampire romance novelist must defend herself against real-life vampires during Christmas in Lake Tahoe.