Historic American Art Colonies

Southern States Art Colonies


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


Mississippi Art Colony


Articles and essays from Resource Library:

The Mississippi Art Colony Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition (12/98)

From other websites:

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

Images pending:

Halcyone Barnes

Bess Dawson

Ruth Holmes

Marie Hull

Lallah Perry


Ponce de Leon Artist Colony

From other websites:

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


Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony

From other websites:

The Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony. Accessed July, 2015


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


Art Colonies (general information) 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

Southern States Art Colonies

Midwestern States Art Colonies

Rocky Mountain and Southwestern States Art Colonies

Pacific States Art Colonies


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