Historic American Art Colonies

San Diego Art Colony through Stone City Art Colony

 

San Diego Art Colony

Please click here to see artworks by artists affiliated with the San Diego Art Colony

(above: Charles Reiffel, Summer Session at Ballast Point, San Diego, 1930, Vallejo Gallery. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

San Diego Beginnings, by Martin E. Petersen

From other websites:

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

 

San Francisco Area Art Colonies

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

The San Francisco Art Association by Betty Hoag McGlynn

The Santa Cruz Art League by Betty Hoag McGlynn

From other websites:

San Francisco Art Institute from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

Santa Cruz Art League. Accessed July, 2015

 

Santa Barbara Art Colony

 

(above:  John Marshall Gamble, Wild Heliotrope and Poppies, San Francisco, c. 1893 -1906, oil on canvas, 20 ? 24 inches, Birmingham Museum of Art, given by Lucile Peters Graham in memory of Dr. and Mrs. U. J. W. Peters. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Ranchos: The Oak Group Paints the Santa Barbara Countryside; essay by Ellen Easton (6/4/98)

Examples of artists' artworks pending availability of Wikimedia Commons images:

H. J. Breuer

Oscar R. Coast 

Willis E. Davis

Alexander Harmer  NOADA

 

(above:  Fernand Lungren, The Café, c. 1882-84, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

From other websites:

"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

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(above: Leon Kroll, Santa Fe Hills, 1917, oil on canvas, 26 x 32 inches, American Museum of Western Art.  Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony (10/9/13)

Canyon Road and the Santa Fe Art Colony (10/31/05)

Women Artists of Santa Fe; essay by Michael R. Grauer (11/26/04)

Albert H. Schmidt: Lost and Found in Santa Fe (7/19/04)

The Old Guard: Santa Fe Art Colony Founders (12/1/03)

Portals: Visual Delights Along Santa Fe's Canyon Road photo essay by John Hazeltine (6/97)

Northern New Mexico Diary photo essay by John Hazeltine (6/97)

 

(above: Unidentified photographer, Canyon Road entrance of the Gerald Cassidy house, Santa Fe, New Mexico, c. 1936- 39, Works Progress Administration Photographic Department. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

From other websites:

"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

 

The Santa Cruz Art League

From other websites:

The Santa Cruz Art League says:"The first Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Exhibition was held in 1928.  For nine decades, the Santa Cruz Art League's Statewide Landscape Exhibition has showcased the work of artists who depict California's foothills, mountains, seashores, and deserts of the interior and coastal regions." Accessed 4/22

 

Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony

From other websites:

The Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony. Accessed July, 2015

 

Scalp Level Art Colony

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Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Scenic Views: Painters of the Scalp Level School Revisited; text by Judith Hansen O'Toole (11/17/08)

Scenic Views: Painters of the Scalp Level School Revisited (11/17/08)

From other websites:

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 Art Colony

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Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940 (8/25/11)

From other websites:

"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

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(above:  Unidentified photographer, Students at Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art in Southampton, N.Y., c. 1895, William Merritt Chase papers, circa 1890-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art

From other websites:

"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

From other websites:

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

"Review of Portland Museum of Art Skowhegan at Seventy Exhibit" by Brenda Bonneville, editor,  August 15, 2016, in Maine Art Scene. Accessed 5/22

 

Smoketree School

From other websites:

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

"Paul Burnham/Smoketree School" is a 8/24/14 article in Laurel Cottage Genealogy.

 

St. Augustine Art Colony

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Lost Colony: The Artists of St. Augustine, 1930-1950 by Robert W. Torchia

From other websites:

The St. Augustine Art Association was established in 1924. The Association website says: "The St. Augustine Art Association emerged as part of local art history in 1924, when Nina Hawkins, the first female editor of The St. Augustine Record, gathered together wintering artists and writers to form The Pen & Brush Club, which soon became "The Galleon Club." Miss Hawkins continued over the years to promote this St. Augustine group of artists through the local newspaper. Other charter members included photographer F. Victor Rahner, writers John and Georjina Jex, and painter John Parker. The Galleon Club went through several fits and starts over the next few years, until in 1931, Hildegarde Mueller-Uri and J. Dexter Phinney organized the Club with the intent to transform St. Augustine into a major winter art colony. They persuaded the City of St. Augustine to allow them to use the former Waterworks building in Davenport Park as a clubhouse and exhibition gallery." Accessed 5/22

 

Stone City Art Colony

 

(above: Unidentified photographer, Artists in the Stone City Art Colony, 1932,  "FI0013826," Stone City Art Colony, 1932. Donated by LeAnn Lemberger / Fortepan Iowa. CC-BY-SA. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

(above: Grant Wood, Self-Portrait, c. 1925, Figge Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

 

Examples of artists' artworks pending availability of Wikimedia Commons images:

Francis Chapin 

Marvin Cone 

Adrian Dornbush 

David McCosh

Arnold Pyle

Edward Rowan 

Florence Sprague 

 

From other websites:

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

 

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