The View From Narrow Cove

During the early decades of the twentieth century, American artists established their own creative societies while actively resisting academic and aesthetic traditions. On sojourn from Boston, artist Charles Woodbury first ventured to Narrow Cove in 1888 and established the Ogunquit Summer School of Drawing and Painting in 1898. In 1903, artist, writer, critic, and collector Hamilton Easter Field founded The Summer School of Graphic Arts across the bridge in Perkins Cove. Established artists of the New York School, students of art, gallerists, collectors, and tourists soon followed. Today, the view from Narrow Cove and the heritage associated with Ogunquit, continue to compel artists, connoisseurs, sightseers, and sunbathers to the seacoast. The exhibition is organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and generously supported by Brenda Leclerc and Laurel Seneca.

Exhibition Preview
William Woodward (born 1935)
"Swimmers Resting"
1966
Oil on canvas
10.5 x 14.5 in.
#1991.26.1 Gift of Mrs. Rita A. Orzel in memory of her mother Adela Orzel
Adelaide Lawson (1889-1986)
"Untitled (Couples)"
c. 1930
Oil on canvas
15 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.
#1988.4.2 Gift of Virginia M. Zabriskie, 1988
Alexander Brook (1898–1980)
"Southern Belle"
1946
Oil on canvas
36 x 28 1/2 in.
#1980.1 Gift of the Estate of Alexander Brook, 1980
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988)
"Façade"
Collage/Lithographic crayon on Arches paper
Edition of 125
22 1/2 x 17 in.
#1995.10 Gift of Samuel M. Sheila W. Robbins
Mark Tobey (1890-1976)
"Space Tangibles"
1949
Tempera on board
#1957.4 Museum Purchase, 1954
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