Arts

      MILFORD – This exhibition and sale of paintings capture the color, texture and changing light of our New England ­seasons. Featured artists include: Aldro Thompson Hibbard (1886-1972), Emile Albert Gruppe (1896-1978), Charles Curtis Allen (1886-1950), William Lester Stevens (1888–1969), Paul Bernard King (1867-1947), John Joseph Enneking (1841-1916), T.M. (Thomas Michael) Nicholas (b.1963) and others.

      We invite you to stop in and enjoy a day of antiques & fine art and to visit this exhibition for a taste of New England’s shimmering coastline to its snow-covered mountain tops. New England Seasons: An Impressionistic View is featured in the Tower Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op, 323 Elm Street, Milford, NH, open 10-5, Tuesday through Sunday.

      Aldro Thompson Hibbard (1886-1972) was an Impressionist landscape painter much concerned with light and shadow — well-known for his New England snow scenes and coastline paintings. He graduated from the Massachusetts Normal School and studied at the Boston Museum School with Edmund Tarbell, Joseph DeCamp and Frank Benson. Hibbard was one of the founders of the Rockport Art Colony.

      Emile Albert Gruppe (1896-1978) is renowned for his Impressionist New England landscape and marine paintings, especially the harbors and houses of Gloucester, Mass. He was educated in art at The Hague in the Netherlands and in New York City at the National Academy of Design and The Arts Students League.

      Charles Curtis Allen (1886-1950), studied at the Worcester Museum of Art School with Philip Hale, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Henry D. Rice. He held many memberships in the art community, including Boston Society of Watercolor Painters; Boston Guild of Artists; Gloucester Society of Artists; Grand Central Art Galleries; National Academy; Salmagundi Club; Rockport Art Association; North Shore Art Association; Ogunquit Art Association and others.

      Paul Bernard King (1867-1947) studied at the NY Art Students League with Henry S. Mowbray and became an illustrator for Life and Harper’s magazines. His diverse works of portraits, landscapes, rural scenes and illustrations established his reputation in the first quarter of the century.​

New England Seasons – An Impressionistic View Features Artists of the 19c. and 20c. Periods at NHAC
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Edward Wilbur Dean Hamilton (1864–1943), Rocky Path, oil on canvas.

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Carl Thorp (1912–1989), Main Street, Marblehead MA, oil on masonite.

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William Lester Stevens (1888–1969), Country Church, oil on canvas.

      William Lester Stevens (1888-1969) attended the Boston Museum School as a student of Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson, Philip Hale and William Paxton. Known for his impressionistic views of New England, he was instrumental in organizing the Rockport Art Association in 1921 with the goal of making art more accessible to common people.

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T.M. Nicholas (b.1963), Fishing Boats, Gloucester, oil on canvas.

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John Joseph Enneking (1841–1916), Autumn Vista, oil on canvas

      T.M. (Thomas Michael) Nicholas (b.1963) attended the Gloucester Academy of Art under John Terelak and the Montserrat School of Art. His memberships included Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Arts Association, the Guild of Boston Painters, Hudson Valley Artists and others; Nicholas is known for his colorful New England setting landscapes and coastal scenes.

      John Joseph Enneking (1841-1916), a prominent New England landscape artist of the late nineteenth century, studied in Boston with Samuel Gerry. He later studied landscape painting at the Munich Academy in Germany and the Barbizon School of painting in Paris.