Dewitt Parshall was an American painter who is known principally for his western landscape works. He studied in the US an abroad and eventually became a significant California artist.
The adjective "expressive" has often been used to describe Parshall's artwork. He was a well-educated artist, studying at the Academie Julien in Paris during the late 1880's and, prior to that, at the DeVeaux school in Niagara Falls. While he studied as an undergraduate at Hobart College in the mid 1880's, his "expressiveness" often made itself known in the form of caricatures which he drew of his professors which made him sometimes unpopular with faculty.
The Western United states eventually called out to Dewitt Parshall and one of his most significant series of works is a series of the Grand Canyon executed between 1910 and 1917. His landscapes are quite colorful and this series is considered particularly illustrative of his style.
He lived from 1917 on in Santa Barbara, California. He did a great many landscapes as well as creating a body of work depicting flowers and the coastal environs around Santa Barbara. He was a member of the Society of Painters of the West and considered a particularly innovative American landscapist.