American Impressionist painter Edmund Charles Tarbell was born in West Groton, Massachusetts on April 26, 1862. When Tarbell was young he took art classes with George H. Bartlett at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and gained a love for art. He would go on to receive his arts education at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Académie Julian, Paris. In 1889 Tarbell became a teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.Tarbell was known as a member of the "Ten American Painters", a group of American artists who left the Society of American Artists because of disagreements with the societies leadership. The ten included Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, and John Henry Twachtman. Robert Reid, Willard Metcalf, Frank Weston Benson, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Joseph DeCamp, and Edward Simmons. Tarbell was successful in his Impressionist style and often painted his family. Tarbell passed away in 1938.