Historic American Art Colonies

 




(above: Bradley Wharf's Motif Number 1, Rockport, MA, 2013. Photo by John Hazeltine)

 

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Art Colonies (general information)

From Google Book Search search for: American Art Colonies, 1850-1930: A Historical Guide to America's Original Art Colonies and Their Artists. This book by Steve Shipp lists American art colonies including Carmel-Monterey Art Colony, Cornish Art Colony, Cos Cob Art Colony, Cragsmoor Art Colony, East Hampton Art Colony, Gloucester-Rockport Art Colony, Laguna Beach Art Colony, Lawrence Park Art Colony, New Hope Art Colony, North Conway Art Colony, Old Lyme Art Colony, Provincetown Art Colony, Santa Barbara Art Colony, Taos Art Colony and Woodstock Art Colony. Pages describing most of the art colonies are available for viewing. Also go to the index for a thorough list of art associations, schools and other information. Accessed July, 2015

Art colony, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

American Academy in Rome

American Academy in Rome has roots dating back to 1893, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Art Colonies of Chicago

Art Colonies of Chicago from The Encyclopedia of Chicago. Accessed July, 2015

 

Bayou Painters

The Bayou Painters were an important and lively art colony active in Coden and Bayou la Batre, Alabama in the late 1940s and early 1950s. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

 

Brackenwood Art Colony

Brackenwood Art Colony from AskArt.com. Accessed July, 2015

 

Brown County Art Colony

Brown County Art Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

Early Brown County Artists from Illinois, by Joanne Nesbit, from Our Brown County magazine. Accessed July, 2015

 

Byrdcliffe Art Colony

Byrdcliffe Colony from Wikipedia

Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony with essay by Nancy Green, from Cornell University. Accessed July, 2015

 

Camfferman Art Colony

Camfferman Art Colony from "Modern art colonists' story is preserved for history" by Patricia Duff, May 15, 2009 in South Whidbey Record Arts & Entertainment, Island Life. Accessed July, 2015

 

Cape Ann Art Colony

Cape Ann Museum offered online as of 2014, via the exhibitions page of its website, links to .pdf files for gallery guides of selected past exhibitions including To Gather Together and Keep these Bonds: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Cape Ann Museum, October 30, 2010 - May 29, 2011, with essay by Martha Oaks, Curator, 6 pages; Summer Outward Bound: The Robert L. and Elizabeth French Collection, Summer, 2010, with essay by Martha Oaks, Curator, 4 pages; Women Artists from the Cape Ann Museum. Collection: A Survey Exhibition, October 24, 2009 - January 31, 2010, with essay by Martha Oaks, Curator, 6 pages. Accessed June, 2014

 

Carmel/Monterey Peninsula Art Colony

"TIME CAPTURED IN PAINTINGS" A Film on Monterey's Early Art Colony by Steve Hauk. Accessed July, 2015

 

Cornish Art Colony

Cornish Art Colony by Lisa Mausolf. Accessed July, 2015

Cornish Art Colony from cornishartcolony.com. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

Cornish Art Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

Cornish Colony from AskArt.com. Accessed July, 2015

 

Cos Cob Art Colony

Bush-Holley House, the Cos Cob Art Colony and American Impressionism from Greenwich Historical Society. Accessed August, 2015.

Coming Full Circle: The Greenwich Art Society Celebrates 100 at the Bruce Museum, an exhibit held February 11, 2012 - April 1, 2012 at the Bruce Museum. From the Bruce Museum. Accessed May, 2014

Cos Cob art colony from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015

"The Cos Cob Art Colony," by Carl White, November 8, 2010, from Greenwich Library. Accessed August, 2015

"Japanism in the Cos Cob art colony - the influence of Japan at the Cos Cob, Connecticut art colony, 1890-1920," March, 2001 by Susan G. Larkin; "The art colonies of New England", April, 1999 by Thomas Andrew Denenberg, Tracie Felke from Magazine Antiques. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

"The Cos Cob Art Colony, Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore," article by Carter B. Horsley. From The City Review. Accessed August, 2015.

The New Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony:Before and After The Armory Show, an exhibit held October 9, 2013 to January 12, 2014 at Greenwich Historical Society. Accessed May, 2014

 

Cragsmoor Art Colony

Cragsmoor Art Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Dixie Art Colony/Alabama Gulf Coast Colony

Dixie Art Colony/Alabama Gulf Coast Colony, from AskArt.com. Accessed July, 2015

 

Door County Art Colony

Door County Art Colony from Peninsula School of Art. Accessed July, 2015

 

Dublin Art Colony

Monadnock Art / Friends of the Dublin Art Colony Accessed July, 2015

 

Eagle's Nest Art Colony

Eagle's Nest Art Colony from The Oregon Public Library's Eagle's Nest Colony Art Collection, Oregon Illinois. Includes numerous artist biographies and images of artworks in the collection. Accessed July, 2016.

Eagle's Nest Art Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

East End Art Colony

"That Other East End Artists' Colony." By David Everett, February 10, 2008 in The New York Times. Accessed July, 2015

 

Fourteenth Street School

Figure Study: The Fourteenth Street School and the Woman in Public, an exhibit held August 26 - December 23, 2011 at The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia. Texts include exhibit labels. Accessed May, 2014

 

Golden Heart Farm

Golden Heart Farm was a colony in New York, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Hampton Bays Art Colony

"That Other East End Artists' Colony." By David Everett, February 10, 2008 in The New York Times. Accessed July, 2015

East Hampton Artist Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Ivy Wild

Ivy Wild (Illinois artist colony) from Hamilton City Hall / Visitor Information Center. Accessed July, 2015

 

Laguna Art Colony

Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935 is a 2018 exhibit at the Laguna Art Museum which says: "Although monographs have been published on several members of the art association -- and some scholarship has focused on aspects of the organization -- this is the first large-scale, critical study to focus exclusively on the art association's growth and development."  Also see 7/15/18 Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper article and 6/14/18 Fine Art Connoisseur article  Accessed 8/18

laguna beach - a history of the arts from Laguna Beach Alliance for the Art. Accessed July, 2015

 

Los Angeles Art Colony

The Brewery Art Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Lyme Art Colony

"High Thinking and Low Living" - The Story of the Old Lyme Art Colony, by Laura Wolff Scanlan, from National Endowment for the Humanities. Accessed July, 2015

Introduction to the Lyme Art Colony, by Jeffrey Andersen, from the Florence County Museum [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

The Lyme Art Colony from the Florence County Museum. Accessed July, 2015.

The Lyme Art Colony: An American Giverny, from lymeart.com. Accessed July, 2015

Institutional History from the Florence County Museum. Accessed July, 2015

Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden is a 2017 exhibit at the Florence County Museum which says: "In Greenwich, where she lived most of her adult life, she was a founder of the Greenwich Society of Artists and exhibited in all of their annuals from the first, in 1912, through 1931. Yet this will be her first solo exhibition in more than eight decades and the first ever in a museum. " Also see 2/27/17 article in dayextra.com. Accessed 3/17

 

MacDowell Art Colony

MacDowell Art Colony from AskArt. Accessed July, 2015

MacDowell Colony, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Marion Art Colony

Marion Art Colony from Millicent Library, Fairhaven, MA [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

 

Matunuck Art Colony

A Sense of Place: Painters of Matunuck, Rhode Island 1873-1941, from Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Accessed July, 2015

 

Maverick Colony

The Maverick Colony was founded near Woodstock by Hervey White, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Millay Colony for the Arts

Millay Colony for the Arts was founded in 1973 in Austerlitz, NY, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Mississippi Art Colony

Mississippi Art Colony: History, from Mississippi Art Colony. Accessed July, 2015

Mississippi Art Colony and How It Grew from Mississippi Art Colony [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

Mississippi Art Colony from Archives of American Art. Accessed July, 2015

 

Monhegan Island Art Colony

A Century of Monhegan Art by Ed Deci. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

 

Mystic Art Association

Mystic Art Association history from Mystic Arts Center. Accessed July, 2015

 

The Nantucket Art Colony

The Nantucket Art Colony, 1920-45 is a collaborative exhibition presented by the Nantucket Historical Association and the Artists Association of Nantucket. Accessed July, 2015

 

New Harmony Arts Community

New Harmony Arts Community from AskArt.com. Accessed July, 2015

 

New Hope Art Colony

History / Historic New Hope, PA, article by Terry A. McNealy, a Director of the New Hope Historical Society. The article appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Bucks County Town & Country Living. Accessed July, 2015

New Hope Art Colony (Bucks County, Pennsylvania) from AskArt.com. Accessed July, 2015

Pennsylvania Impressionists: Valued at Last, April 7, 2003 article by Dennis Gaffney from PBS.Discusses New Hope impressionists. Accessed July, 2015

 

New Rochelle Art Colony

New Rochelle Art Association from Wikipedia. Accessed February, 2016

 

Nonquitt Art Colony

Nonquitt Art Colony from Millicent Library, Fairhaven, MA [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

 

North Conway Art Colony

North Conway Art Colony in White Mountain Art from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Ogunquit Art Colony

Ogunquit Art Colony from Maine Art Galleries. Includes essay from Charles H. Woodbury and His Students from exhibit brochure by Michael Culver, OMAA Curator. Accessed July, 2015

Ogunquit History from Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. See section titled "The Arts in Ogunquit - Beauty by the Sea." Accessed July, 2015

 

Park Ridge Art Colony

Park Ridge Art Colony from AskArt.com

 

Ponce de Leon Artist Colony

Ponce de Leon Artist Colony from Dr. Bronson Tours includes several artist biographies. Accessed July, 2015

 

Provincetown Art Colony

Provincetown Art Colony from Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Accessed July, 2015

Provincetown Artist Registry, a list Provincetown artists. Accessed July, 2015

From Google Book Search choose all books, then search for The Provincetown Book by Nancy W. Paine-Smith and go to the chapter titled "The Art Colony", pp 145-147

 

Rehoboth Beach Colony

Rehoboth Beach Colony from AskArt.com. Accessed July, 2015

 

Richmond Art Colony

Richmond Group from Richmond Art Museum. Accessed July, 2015

 

Ridgefield Art Colony

Creativity in the Palisades: the Art Colony of Ridgefield, an article dated August 22, 2013 from Hidden New Jersey. Accessed July, 2015

 

Rockport Art Colony

"In Rockport, artists kept the Depression at bay." August 24, 2010 article by Cate McQuaid from The Boston Globe. Accessed July, 2015

 

Rocky Neck Art Colony

Rocky Neck Art Colony history from Rocky Neck Art Colony. Accessed July, 2015

Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail from rockyneckarttrail.org. PDF files can be accessed that provide detailed information on artist studios and related places. Accessed July, 2015

 

Roycroft Art Colony

Roycroft colony from roycrofter.com. Accessed July, 2015

Roycroft from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

San Diego Art Colony

Grossmont Art Colony from The San Diego Troubadour. Accessed July, 2015

 

San Francisco Area Art Colonies

San Francisco Art Institute from Wikipedia. Accessed July

, 2015

Santa Cruz Art League. Accessed July, 2015

Santa Barbara Art Colony

"The Artist Colony of Santa Barbara" article by Hanna Astrup Larsen in San Francisco Call, Volume 104, Number 28, 28 June 1908, from California Digital Newspaper Collection. Accessed July, 2015

 

Santa Fe Art Colony

"Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and the Santa Fe Art Community" from Santa Fe Scene. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

Founding the Santa Fe Art Colony, by Michael Ettema, from Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery. Accessed July, 2015

"How the Santa Fe Art Colony Began," an article by Suzanne Deats, from Collectors' Guide. Accessed July, 2015

Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony, held October 8, 2013 - December 29, 2013 at the Boca Museum of Art, and subsequently held from April 25, 2014 - July 27, 2014 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Accesed May, 2014 from websites of both museums. Accessed July, 2015

 

Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony

The Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony. Accessed July, 2015

 

Scalp Level School

About the Scalp Level Artists, from Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative. Accessed July, 2015

George Hetzel from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

"Profile rises for landscapes from Scalp Level School," an article dated November 2, 2008 by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Accessed July, 2015

 

Seguinland

"Seguinland artists exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, summer 2011," article by Hilary Nangle on February 27, 2011 from Maine Travel Maven. Accessed July, 2015

 

Shinnecock Art Colony

"Shinnecock Summer School of Art: The Art Village," by Gary Lawrance & Anne Surchin, from Art & Architecture Quarterly. Accessed July, 2015

Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art from The Parrish Art Museum. Accessed July, 2015

 

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Skowhegan at Seventy was a 2016 exhibit at Portland Museum of Art - Maine, which says: "In 2016, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture celebrates 70 years as one of the world's premier artist residencies. The school does not grant degrees, yet for just over two months each summer its participants and faculty work and learn in an intense period of residence, intense days punctuated by evening lectures by artists and writers from all over the world. " See the press release. Accessed 8/18

 

St. Augustine Art Colony

St. Augustine Art Association history, from St. Augustine Art Association. Accessed July, 2015

 

Smoketree School

"The Smoketree School: Painters respond to the call of the desert," by Ann Japenga, from Palm Springs Life / Winter-Spring 2011. Accessed July, 2015

 

Stone City Art Colony

Expressions of Home: The Watercolors of Lela Powers Briggs was an exhibit held May 16 - August 30, 2015 at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. CRMA says:"In the summer of 1933, Lela Briggs was part of the Stone City Art Colony, working with Grant Wood, Marvin Cone, and Adrian Dornbush. Energized by her experiences, she began to show frequently at art exhibitions in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska."

"The Stone City Art Colony: An Introduction," by Kristy Raine. published October 2003 by the Busse Library, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Accessed July, 2016

"The Stone City Art Colony and School 1932-1933," The Artists: 1932 and other artists, from the Busse Library, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Accessed July, 2016

Stone City Art Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

Taos Art Colony

Taos Pre 1940 from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.

 

White Mountains Art Colony

White Mountain Artists from AskArt.com. Accessed July, 2015

White Mountain Art & Artists has content and research by John J. Henderson and Roger E. Belson. It includes a section on the history of White Mountain art and numerous biographies. Accessed July, 2015

 

Woodstock Art Colony

A New Deal for Youth, Eleanor Roosevelt, Val-Kill Industries and the Woodstock Resident Work Center from Woodstock School of Art. Accessed October, 2015

Seldom Seen, Works from the collection of The Historical Society of Woodstock, an exhibit held September 13 to November 1, 2014 at the

Woodstock School of Art, is discussed in a page from the website of the The Historical Society of Woodstock. Accessed May, 2016

The Woodstock Story Told in Paintings, Photography and Ceramics, essay and biographies from D. Wigmore Fine Art. Accessed July, 2015

Woodstock Artists Association history from the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. Accessed July, 2015

Woodstock Prints Past and Present from Woodstock School of Art. Accessed October, 2015

 

Yaddo

Yaddo was started in 1926 in Saratoga Springs, NY, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

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