Historic American Art Colonies

American Academy in Rome through Cragsmoor Art Colony

 

 

American Academy in Rome

From other websites:

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

 

Art Colonies of Chicago

From other websites:

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

 

Bayou Painters

 

(above: Alfred Boisseau, Louisiana Indians Walking Along a Bayou, 1847, New Orleans Museum of Art.  Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

(above: Joseph Rusling Meeker, Bayou Landscape, 1886, oil on canvas, 18 x 27 inches, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

From other websites:

Bayou painters from Dixie Art Foundation.  Accessed 5/22

 

Berkeley Art Colony

Please click here to view artworks by artists affiliated with the colony

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Jennie V. Cannon: The Untold History of the Carmel and Berkeley Art Colonies, vol. one, East Bay Heritage Project, Oakland, 2012 by Robert W. Edwards (3/16/16)

"Biographies of Carmel and Berkeley Artists" is Appendix 7  of Jennie V. Cannon: The Untold History of the Carmel and Berkeley Art Colonies, vol. one, East Bay Heritage Project, by Robert W. Edwards, which contains over 200 meticulously researched biographies of regional artists. (3/16/16)

Artists of Invention: a Century of California College of the Arts; with essay by Philip E. Linhares (11/1/07)

Scene in Oakland, 1852-2002: Artworks Celebrating the City's 150th Anniversary (2/19/02)

Scene in Oakland, 1852-2002: Artworks Celebrating the City's 150th Anniversary, essay by Harvey L. Jones (2/13/02)

 

Blue Dome Colony

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

The Art of Alfred Hutty: Woodstock to Charleston (6/4/12)

From other websites:

"Dewing Woodward and the Blue Dome Fellowship" is a 2021 essay by Bruce Weber who says:  "Dewing Woodward (known as Dewing) was the founder and president of the Blue Dome Fellowship, which thrived near Woodstock in the hamlet of Shady from 1913-1917." Accessed 6/22


Brackenwood Art Colony

From other websites:

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

 

Brown County Art Colony

 

(above:  T. C. Steele, The Ohio river from the College Campus, Hanover, 1892, oil, canvas, 66 x 97 cm).  Friends of T.C. Steele*)

From other websites:

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

 

(above: Eva Watson-Schütze, Jane Whitehead and Lily, 1905, on view at the Johnson Museum as part of its Byrdcliffe: An American Arts and Crafts Colony exhibition Oct. 16 through Dec. 5. Courtesy of the Johnson Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Byrdcliffe as a Utopian Community (3/25/05)

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

From other websites:

Byrdcliffe Colony from Wikipedia

 

Camfferman Art Colony

From other websites:

Camfferman Art Colony is discussed in a 5/26/09 article from the South Whidbey Record. Accessed 5/22

"The Camffermans Gave Langley's Art Its Start" by Tom Trimbath  was published in Whidbey Life Magazine, November 30, 2016. The author says: "They called it Brackenwood. Until the Camffermans moved to Whidbey Island in 1915, it was known for potlatches, longhouses, lumber, and fishing -- with a bit of lawlessness for flavor. By establishing Brackenwood, their art colony, on Whidbey, the identity of the island, and Langley in particular, changed." Accessed 4/22

 

Cape Ann Art Colony

(above: Unknown artist, Artist Colony on the Cape (post card), c.1930-45, linen texture, color, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Artists of Cape Ann: A 150 Year Tradition; essay by Kristian Davies (8/24/04)

Artists of Cape Ann: A 150 Year Tradition; by Kristian Davies (8/23/04)

North Shore Arts Association

From other websites:

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 Art Colony

Please click here to view artworks by artists affiliated with the colony

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Jennie V. Cannon: The Untold History of the Carmel and Berkeley Art Colonies, vol. one, East Bay Heritage Project, Oakland, 2012 by Robert W. Edwards (3/16/16)

"Biographies of Carmel and Berkeley Artists" is Appendix 7  of Jennie V. Cannon: The Untold History of the Carmel and Berkeley Art Colonies, vol. one, East Bay Heritage Project by Robert W. Edwards, which contains over 200 meticulously researched biographies of regional artists. (3/16/16)

The Carmel Monterey Peninsula Art Colony: A History by Barbara J. Klein (4/21/05)

The Carmel Art Association, by Betty Hoag McGlynn

 

 

Cornish Art Colony

 

The Cornish Colony from Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, National Park service. Accessed 5/22

Cornish Art Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed 5/22

Cornish Colony from AskArt.com. Accessed 5/22

 

Cos Cob Art Colony

(above: John Henry Twachtman, Old Holley House, Cos Cob, c.1890-1900, oil on canvas, 25.06 x 25.13 inches,  courtesy of The Athenaeum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

"The Cos Cob Art Colony & American Impressionism at the Bush-Holley House" from the Greenwich Historical Society.  Accessed 5/22

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 5/22

Cos Cob art colony from Wikipedia. Accessed 5/22

"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 5/22

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. From Art History News.  Accessed 5/22

Cragsmoor Art Colony

 

"Cliff-top creatives & the artist colony of Cragsmoor" by Sharyn Flanagan in Hudson Valley One says: "The first artists who came to live and work in remote Cragsmoor arrived in the 1870s, drawn to its rural landscape of valleys and mountains and its ever-changing light and weather. Cragsmoor is located atop the Shawangunk Ridge, in the southern part of the Town of Wawarsing near Sam's Point Preserve, prized for its rugged beauty and outstanding views of the surrounding region." Accessed 5/22

"Brownstoner Upstate: Art Colonies of the Catskills, Part II - Cragsmoor"  is a 2015 article in Brownstoner that says; "As we continue our three-part series on art colonies in the Catskills, we turn our attention to the mountain hamlet of Cragsmoor in Ulster County. Never heard of it? Not surprising. Other places with walkable Main Streets and charming locavore eateries get most of the attention, while Cragsmoor remains a hidden gem, tucked away in a remote spot near the top of the Shawangunk Ridge." Accessed 5/22

"Early Cragsmoor: The Beginning of an Art Colony" in About Town by Maureen Radl says: "Perched high on the Shawangunk Ridge in southern Ulster County, New York, Cragsmoor has long been a destination for seekers of beauty." Accessed 5/22

"A History of Artists' Colonies in the Hudson Valley" in Hudson Valley Magazine by Richard Klin says: "By the 1870s, the painters of the Hudson River School had successfully mined the region's beauty and majesty. In the next decade, the more adventurous artistic spirits set out to explore new terrain: the wilderness of Ulster County's Shawangunk Ridge. The artists' colony of Cragsmoor was spawned amid the ridge, the name itself indicative of a certain rusticity: a crag -- a steep cliff or rock -- and a moor -- a boggy stretch of land." n/d

Cragsmoor Art Colony from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

 

 

 

American Academy in Rome through Cragsmoor Art Colony

Dixie Art Colony/Alabama Gulf Coast Colony through Lyme Art Colony

MacDowell Art Colony through North Conway Art Colony

Ogunquit Art Colony through Roycroft Art Colony

San Diego Art Colony through Stone City Art Colony

Taos Art Colony through Yaddo Art Colony

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Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Art Colonies

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