Historic American Art Colonies



This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Historic American Art Colonies." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of each coloniy's listing. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

After articles and essays from Resource Library are links to valuable online resources found outside our website. Links may be to museums' articles about exhibits, plus much more topical information based on our online searches.

We recommend that readers search within the TFAO website to find detailed information for any topic. Please see our page How to research topics not listed for more information. Also see Art Clubs and Societies.


(above:  Unidentified photographer, Field Studio, Pakatakan Artist Colony. National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*) 


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


Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Art Colonies

Southern States Art Colonies

Midwestern States Art Colonies

Southwestern States Art Colonies

Pacific States Art Colonies


Sixty-one online videos

Five Books

Six DVDs


Return to Topics in American Representational Art

TFAO catalogues:

Links to sources of information outside of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. TFAO neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History.

*Tag for expired US copyright of object image:


Search Resource Library

Copyright 2022 Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation. All rights reserved.