After leaving behind the major cities and world centers of art, painter Lawrence Mazzanovich began to alter his Impressionistic style to something more abstract and exploratory than his traditional works. Regardless of any changes, however the quality of his work never diminished and remained well received. He focused on the landscape, and was remarkably talented at conveying atmosphere and mood, as well as depicting cloud and sky in a realistic fashion.
He had studied at the Chicago Art Institute and in 1902 he had gone to Pairs where he studied the works in the most important museum collections and where he took painting excursions into the French countryside around Fontainebleau and Giverny, where he worked with a Tonalist palette and primarily painted landscapes.
He returned to the United States in 1909, where he created a home in Westbury, Connecticut from which he traveled the entire country for the next fifteen years. He staged exhibitions in many major cities, and continued to refine his Impressionist style, which relied on Tonalist moods and use of shadow, but Mazzanovich added a bright palette to his work.
The years around 1911 to 1917 were among the best for the artist, after that he removed himself from public life and relocated to Tryon, North Carolina around 1920. Though he continued to work, it was in a significantly Post-Impressionist style, and his overall output was greatly reduced.
Mazzanovich was a member of the Salmagundi Club as well as the National Arts Club, and his works are in several major collections including the Friedman Collection in Chicago and the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina.