In Retrospect: Selected Works by Lyme Art Association Members

by Michael Lloyd




1. Lillian Baynes Griffin, "With the Old Lyme Art Colony" New Haven Journal Courier, July 5, 1908.

2. Unidentified newspaper article, ca. 1916, "Old Lyme, A Favorite Resort for Artists for Two Decades," Metcalf Papers, Archives of American Art (microfilm reel N70-13, frame 536).

3. The New York Herald, August 8, 1936.

4. William H. Gerdts, American Impressionism (New York: Abbeville Press, 1984), p. 221.

5. Anthony H. Euwer, The Pittsburgh Index, reprinted in The Sound Breeze, April 2, 1904.

6. The New York City Sun, November 4, 1907 [as noted by Jeffrey W. Andersen, "The Art colony at Old Lyme", Connecticut and American Impressionism, (Storrs: The William Benton Museum of Art, 1980), p. 130].

7. Lillian Baynes Griffin, New Haven Journal Courier, July 5, 1908.

8. Letter from Wilson Irvine to George M. Bruestle dated June 8, 1920 (Copy, Bruestle Collection, Lyme Historical Society Archives).

9. Letter from Edward Rook to George M. Bruestle dated September 15, 1920 (copy, Bruestle Collection, Lyme Historical Society Archives) .

10. The New York Times Book Review and Magazine, August 14, 1921.

11. Hamilton Easter Field, THE ARTS, August-September, 1921, p. 21.

12. Ibid.

13. Lyme Art Association Brochure, 1996.


About the author:

Michael Lloyd is passionate about the history of art colonies of the United States. He has been researching the artists of the Lyme art colony for over 20 years and is preparing his book titled A Startling Sense of Intimacy: George M. Bruestle and His Painter Friends for publication.


Resource Library editor's note:

In 1996 Mr. Lloyd organized an exhibition titled In Retrospect: Selected Works by Lyme Art Association Members, held at the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT.

The above essay was reprinted, without illustrations, in Resource Library on November 28, 2005 with the permission of the author. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, please contact Mr. directly through the following Web address:

This article was previously published in American Art Review, Volume VIII, Number 5, November, 1996, pp. 90-97.

Resource Library wishes to extend appreciation to Ms. Tammi Flynn of the Florence Griswold Museum for help in contacting Mr. Lloyd.

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