Connecticut Art History

with an emphasis on representational art



 

Introduction

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

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Texts contained in Resource Library by named authors listed by author name in alphabetical order:

The Lyme Academy Story by Elisabeth Gordon Chandler

Connecticut Composed by Erica E. Hirshler

The Great River Remembered: Art & Society of the Connecticut Valley by William Hosley

In Retrospect: Selected Works by Lyme Art Association Members by Michael Lloyd

Art Is Upon the Town: A Retrospective Exhibition by Willa T. Schuster

Yale University Art Gallery by Marie N. Weltzien

 

Articles contained in Resource Library without named authors listed by article name in alphabetical order:

A Circle of Friends: The Artists of the Florence Griswold House

A Connecticut Place: Weir Farm, An American Painter's Rural Retreat

A Matter of Style: The Influence of French Art on the Old Lyme Art Colony

The American Art Colony at Lyme

Connecticut Impressionists

Connecticut State Capitol Statuary Collection

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore

The Lure of Lyme: Celebrating 100 Years of the Lyme Art Colony

Lyme art colony

Painter's Paradise: A Land Distinctly Lyme

Picture Perfect: Images of Northwest Connecticut

With Needle and Brush: Schoolgirl Embroidery From the Connecticut River Valley

Articles from the Florence Griswold Museum often favor Connecticut artists.

Northeast Art: 20-21st Century Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Painting (for years 1997-2000 also includes Southeast and Southern American Paintings)

 

Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:

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Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Bruce Museum

Bush-Holley Historic Site

Connecticut Historical Society

Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail

Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University

Florence Griswold Museum

Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Mattatuck Museum

New Britian Museum of American Art

Saint Joseph College Gallery

Silvermine Guild Arts Center

Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Wadsworth Atheneum

Walsh (Thomas J.) Art Gallery at Fairfield University

Weir Farm National Historic Site

William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut

Yale University Art Gallery

 

Other online information:

The American Artist in Connecticut: The Legacy of the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection from The Florence Griswold Museum

Art and Artists in Connecticut, by Harry Willard French

Artists from Connecticut in Wikipedia

Coming Full Circle: The Greenwich Art Society Celebrates 100 at the Bruce Museum, an exhibit held February 11, 2012 - April 1, 2012 at the Bruce Museum. From the Bruce Museum. Accessed May, 2014

Connecticut and American Impressionism by Hildegard Cummings, from The Florence Griswold Museum

Farmington Artists and Their Times: Giverny in Connecticut: Part I, By Charles Leach, M.D. Republished from the Farmington Historical Society newsletter, December 2007.

Farmington Artists and Their Times: Giverny in Connecticut: Part II, By Charles Leach, M.D. Republished from the Farmington Historical Society newsletter, March 2008

Introduction to the Lyme Art Colony, by Jeffrey Andersen, from The Florence Griswold Museum

Japanism in the Cos Cob art colony - the influence of Japan at the Cos Cob, Connecticut art colony, 1890-1920, March, 2001 by Susan G. Larkin; The art colonies of New England, April, 1999 by Thomas Andrew Denenberg, Tracie Felke from Magazine Antiques (Link found expired as of 9/14/11 audit. Source site may contain this content via a revised URL)

Old Lyme Colony Painters from AskArt.com, with a list of artists

The School of Lyme from The Florence Griswold Museum

 


TFAO's Distinguished Artists catalogue provides online access to biographical information for artists associated with this state. Also, Search Resource Library for online articles and essays concerning both individual artists associated with this state's history and the history of art centers and museums in this state. Resource Library articles and essays devoted to individual artists and institutions are not listed on this page.


 

Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:

The Freedom Business: Connecticut Landscapes Through the Eyes of Venture ..., by Marilyn Nelson - 2006 "This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition The Freedom Business: Connecticut Landscapes Through the Eyes of Venture Smith at the Florence

The American Artist in Connecticut: The Legacy of the Hartford Steam Boiler ... by Jeffrey W. Andersen, Hildegard Cummings - 2002 "Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... at the Florence Griswold Museum from July 2, 2002 through June 22, 2003"--T.p. verso.

Women Artists of New Britain, May 30-July 15, 2001, by Douglas Hyland, Lindsley Wellman - 2001

Connecticut Impressionists: New Britain Museum of American Art, June 2 ..., by Douglas Hyland. New Britain Museum of American Art - 2000.

Connecticut's Monumental Epoch: A Survey of Civil War Memorials, By David F Ransom, Connecticut Historical Society. Published by Connecticut Historical Society, 1994

The Connecticut Shore: A Selection of Paintings from the Kathleen & Arthur J ..., by Florence Griswold Museum - 1992. Exhibition held at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Conn., Aug. 15-Nov.1, 1992.

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore, By Susan G. Larkin. Published by Yale University Press, 2001. ISBN 0300088523, 9780300088526. 246 pages. Google Books says: "Exhibition organised by the National Academy of Design Museum, held at the same venue, Feb. 13 to May 13, 2001; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 17 to September 16, 2001; and the Denver Art Museum, October 27 2001 to January 20, 2002." (right: front cover of The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore,. image courtesy of Google Books)

The Lieutenant River, by Susan Hollingsworth Ely, Elizabeth Bull Plimpton - 1991 - 71 pages

The Lyme Historical Society Presents a Retrospective Exhibition of the ..., by Bruce Crane. Lyme Historical Society, Florence Griswold Museum - 1984 - 31 pages

Old Lyme, the American Barbizon, by Lyme Historical Society, Florence Griswold Museum - 1982 - 51 pages "Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum, June 6-August 29, 1982"--T.p. verso.

Book information courtesy of Google Books.

 

Articles:

Jeffrey W. Andersen: "The American Artist in Connecticut" American Art Review July-August 2002 (Volume XIV, Number 4)

Pamela G. Bond: "The Early Years of the Lyme Art Association" American Art Review July-August 2002 (Volume XIV, Number 4)

Tammi Flynn: "The Florence Griswold House Restoration" American Art Review September-October 2006 (Volume XVIII, Number 5)

Dolores M. Gall: "The New Haven Paint & Clay Club" American Art Review September-October 2000 (Volume XII, Number 5)

Amy Kurtz Lansing: "The Artists of the Florence Griswold House" American Art Review May-June 2007 (Volume XIX, Number 3)

Amy Kurtz Lansing: "The Artistic Heritage of Connecticut" American Art Review November-December 2007 (Volume XIX, Number 6)

Susan G. Larkin: "Light, Time, and Tide: Theodore Robinson at Cos Cob" American Art Journal ( vol. 23, no. 2; 1991)

Susan G. Larkin: "The Cos Cob Art Colony" American Art Review January-February 2001 (Volume XIII, Number 1)

Willa T. Schuster: American Art Review "Art is Upon the Town: Mystic Art Association" April-May 96

Ann Smith: "Images of Northwest Connecticut" American Art Review May-June 2003 (Volume XV, Number 3)

Marilyn Symmes: "Once Upon a Page: Illustrations by Cos Cob Artists" American Art Review November-December 2007 (Volume XIX, Number 6)


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