Lyme Historical Society

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The Lyme Art Association was established in 1914 as an outgrowth of the Lyme Art Colony, in Old Lyme, Conn.

In 1921, a summer art gallery was built to house its exhibitions. Henry Ward Ranger is the artist credited with discovering Old Lyme as a painters' haven in 1899, encouraging a few artists to come the following summer. Florence Griswold's summer boarding house became a center for artists who came to Lyme over the years; Griswold even acted as an agent for some of the artists. Gradually membership expanded and the number of exhibitions increased. Ranger and some of his colleagues painted in the Barbizon style, but Impressionism also gained favor there partially due to Childe Hassam's presence in Old Lyme from 1903 onwards.

From the description of Lyme Historical Society records, [undated] and 1882-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78750447

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creatorOf Lyme Historical Society. Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Papers of Lorraine Huling Maynard, (inclusive), (bulk), 1850-2006, 1897-1930 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Lyme Historical Society. Lyme Historical Society records, [undated] and 1882-1986. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988. person
associatedWith Dessar, Louis Paul, 1867-1952. person
associatedWith DuMond, Frank Vincent, 1865-1951. person
associatedWith Foote, Will Howe, 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Goodman, William O., 1849-1936. person
associatedWith Griswold, Florence, 1850-1937. person
associatedWith Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935. person
associatedWith Heming, Arthur, 1871-1940. person
associatedWith Hoffman, Harry L., 1874-1966. person
associatedWith Howe, William Henry, 1846-1929. person
correspondedWith Lorraine Huling Maynard, 1897-1971 person
associatedWith Lyme Art Association (Old Lyme, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925. person
associatedWith Poore, Henry Rankin, 1859-1940. person
associatedWith Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916. person
associatedWith Talcott, Allen Butler, 1867-1908. person
associatedWith Vezin, Charles, 1858-1942. person
associatedWith Vonnoh, Robert William, 1858-1933. person
associatedWith Voorhees, Clark G. 1871-1933. person
associatedWith Weiland, James, b. 1872. person
associatedWith Wilson, Ellen Axson. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Connecticut--Old Lyme
Impressionism (Art)
Artist colonies
Painting, American

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Active 1882

Active 1986



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