Historic American Art Colonies

Taos Art Colony through Yaddo Art Colony


Taos Art Colony

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

(above: Ernest Martin Hennings (1886-1956), Homeward Bound, 1933-1934, oil on canvas, 30.2 x 36.2 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)


Articles and essays from Resource Library:

The Best of the King Collection (8/17/07)

Taos Artists and Their Patrons: 1898 - 1950 (7/16/99)

Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950 (6/10/99)

The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings (3/18/16)

From other websites:

Taos Pre 1940 from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.


White Mountains Art Colony


(above: Samuel Lancaster Gerry, Old Man of the Mountains near Profile House, White Mts., 1886, oil on canvas, 61 x 48 inches, The Sullivan Museum and History Center. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

God's Country: The White Mountains in Art (10/31/06)

White Mountain Painters 1834-1926 (1/17/99)

From other websites:

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

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


Articles and essays from Resource Library:

The Woodstock Art Colony (6/15/99)

From other websites:

The Historic Woodstock Art Colony, Arthur A. Anderson Collection website covers the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony and the Maverick Arts Colony. Accessed 4/22

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 Art Colony

From other websites:

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


General information

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England at the Portland Museum of Art (7/16/09)

Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England at the Portland Museum of Art -- Introduction: The Call of the Coast; essay By Thomas Denenberg and Amy Kurtz Lansing (7/16/09)

Art Colonies and American Impressionists (9/1/98)

From other websites:

Art colony, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

"Art colonies in Europe, the United States and Florida" is a 2008 thesis by Jennifer L. Aldrich "submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Liberal Arts Department of Humanities College of Arts and Sciences University of South Florida." Aldrich says: " The study finds commonality among the artist colonies of yesterday and the modern art enclaves of today. Some common themes include: desire for seclusion, camaraderie with fellow artists, and inspiration from a environment and/or nature." Accessed 5/22

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



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