Charles Woodbury: Open Studio

Held over through 2021, this “living history” installation reimagines Woodbury’s workspace as it appeared between the 1890s through the end of his life. As founder of the Ogunquit Summer School of Drawing and Painting, Charles Woodbury is credited with formalizing Ogunquit’s reputation as a premier art colony. The original Woodbury studio – now a summer rental property near the Ogunquit Museum of American Art – overlooks Perkins Cove.

Recreated within the framework of the Barn Gallery Associates Wing, Charles Woodbury: Open Studio is presented as a narrative interwoven within the larger setting of the museum’s permanent collection. The installation includes examples of work by Woodbury’s most prolific students, in addition to artifacts, furnishings, paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and memorabilia from Woodbury’s original studio, representing the artist’s long-range influence on generations of students and collectors. This exhibition is organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

EXHIBITION SPONSOR: The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is deeply grateful to The Woodbury Family

Exhibition Preview
Charles Woodbury (1954-1940)
"Untitled (Bow Wave)"
c. 1894
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Peter Woodbury
Hope Smith (1879-1965)
"Early Spring"
c. 1930
Oil on Academy Board
13 1/2 x 17 in.
#1998.4 Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Morris, 1998
Unidentified Photographer (Early 20th Century)
Picture Postcard, Charles Woodbury and His Students
c. 1925
3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.
Courtesy of the Maine Historical Preservation Commission
Charles Woodbury (1864-1940)
"Volendama Kwak"
c. 1900
Wood carved boat with canvas masts
21 1/2 x 21 in.
Courtesy of Christopher and Judith Woodbury
Marcia Oakes Woodbury (1865-1913)
"Untitled (Portrait of David Woodbury with Toy Trains)"
c. 1905
Oil on canvas
26 x 22 in.
Courtesy of Peter Woodbury
Charles Woodbury (1864-1940)
"Untitled (Two Fishermen)"
c. 1910
Bronze figurine
8 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
Courtesy of Christopher and Judith Woodbury
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