Historic American Art Colonies

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Art Colonies

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dublin Art Colony

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

(above: Abbott Handerson Thayer, Angel, 1887, oil on canvas, 36.2 x 28.1 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum. (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:

The Dublin Colony, by Barbara Ball Buff (6/12/01)

From other websites:

From Monadnock Art, "History of Art of the Dublin Art Colony" by Edie Clark says: "The Dublin Art Colony, which was not called such until much more recently, began in the personage of one artist, Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) who came to Dublin in 1888 and whose artistic passion, eccentricity and magnetic personality subsequently attracted such a constellation of artists that the term came into being as a matter of convenience, nearly one hundred years later, in an effort to celebrate the deep artistic heritage of this small New Hampshire village."   

 

East End Art Colony

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts, Selections from the Permanent Collection (1/25/04)

From other websites:

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

 

Fourteenth Street School

(above:  Guy Pène du Bois, The Confidence Man, c. 1919, oil on panel, 27.9 x 22.5 inches, Brooklyn Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

From other websites:

Figure Study: The Fourteenth Street School and the Woman in Public is a 2011 exhibit at The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia which says: "Artists including Kenneth Hayes Miller, Isabel Bishop, Guy Pene du Bois and Reginald Marsh, who all lived and worked in the Union Square neighborhood and studied or taught at the Art Students League, created a typology of urban dwellers, depicting them in various public and private activities." Accessed 5/22

 

Golden Heart Farm

From other websites:

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

 

Greenwich Society of Artists

(above: Robert Walter Weir, The Greenwich Boat Club, 1833, oil on canvas, 21.2 x 30.5 inches, Princeton University Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

From other websites:

Pemding

Hampton Bays Art Colony

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Bohemian Paradise: David Burliuk, Nicolai Cikovsky and the Hampton Bays Art Group (3/11/08)

From other websites:

"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

 

Lyme Art Colony

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

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

A Circle of Friends: The Artists of the Florence Griswold House (4/20/07)

In Retrospect: Selected Works by Lyme Art Association Members; essay by Michael Lloyd (11/28/05)

A Matter of Style: The Influence of French Art on the Old Lyme Art Colony (9/27/04)

The American Art Colony at Lyme (2/7/02)

The Lure of Lyme: Celebrating 100 Years of the Lyme Art Colony (2/3/99)

From other websites:

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

"Introduction to the Lyme Art Colony" by Jeffrey Andersen, Florence County Museum, who says: "During the first two decades of the 20th century, the village of Old Lyme, Connecticut, was the setting for one of the largest and most significant art colonies in America. Centered in the boardinghouse of Miss Florence Griswold, the colony attracted many leading artists - Henry Ward Ranger, Childe Hassam, and Willard Metcalf among them - who were in the vanguard of the Tonalist and Impressionist movements."  Accessed 5/22

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

From other websites:

MacDowell Art Colony from AskArt. Accessed July, 2015

MacDowell Colony, from Wikipedia. Accessed July, 2015

Images pending

Charlotte Blass

Paul Burlin

Lawrence Calcagno

Raymond Jonson

Helen Farnsworth Mears

John Raimondi 

Nan Sheets

 

Matunuck Art Colony

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

(above: William Trost Richards, Recruiting Station (Bethlehem), before 1862, oil on canvas, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*) 

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Painters of Matunuck, Rhode Island, 1873-1941; article by Lindsay Leard-Coolidge (12/30/10)

From other websites:

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

Painters of Matunuck, Rhode Island, 1873-1941; article by Lindsay Leard-Coolidge (12/30/10)

Images pending:

Caroline Atkinson

Frank Convers Mathewson

Eleanor Richards Price

 

Maverick Colony

(above:  John Flannagan, Figure of Dignity - Irish Mountain Goat, 1932, Granite, and cast aluminum, on concrete plinth, 53 3/4 x 14 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Alexander Shilling Fund, 1941. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

From other websites:

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

Hervey White and the Maverick Art Colony: An Historical Overview is section of the website The Maverick Festival, 1915 - 1931  from The Jean Gaede and Fritzi Striebel Archive of the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Accessed 4/22

 

Millay Colony for the Arts

From other websites:

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

 

Monhegan Island Art Colony

(above: Willard Metcalf, May Night (Florence Griswold House in Old Lyme, Connecticut.), 1906, oil on canvas, 99.5 ? 36.1 inches, National Gallery of Art. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

 

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Lamar Dodd - Half a Century of Monhegan Summers; essay by Robert L. Stahl, M.D. (10/10/15)

A Gift to the Island; essay by Remak Ramsay (7/21/10)

Jay Connaway and the Landscape of New England (11/27/09)

A Painter's Paradise: Monhegan's Nineteenth-Century Artists; essay by Emily Grey (7/25/09)

The Monhegan Island Art Colony: 1858-2003; essay by Edward L. Deci (9/2/05)

From other websites:

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 Colony

(above: Robert Brackman, Somewhere in America, 1934, oil on canvas, 30 1/8 x 25 1/8 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

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

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Art Is Upon the Town: A Retrospective Exhibition; article by Willa T. Schuster (2/26/09)

From other websites:

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

 

The Nantucket Art Colony

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

From other websites:

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 Hope Art Colony

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

Articles and essays from Resource Library:

Pennsylvania Impressionism, co-published by the Michener Art Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Press (10/16/02)

From other websites:

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

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

From other websites:

New Rochelle Art Association from Wikipedia. Accessed February, 2016

 

North Conway Art Colony

From other websites:

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

 

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