St. George's School
Helena Sturtevant was one of the eight founding artists of the Art Association of Newport, as well as the first and longest director of its school, and one of Newport's most accomplished artists. Her shimmering scenes of area beaches and landscapes attest to the Impressionist influence to which she responded during her time in Paris, and her atmospheric etchings capture some of Newport's lost landscapes. Born and raised in the Paradise area of Middletown, RI, she studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, under Edmund Tarbell and in Paris at the Colarossi and La Grande Chaumiere Academies. She had her first solo exhibition at the Art Association in 1913 and exhibited continually up until her death.
Drypoint etching on thin Whatman laid pap
sheet: 8 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in; plate: 6 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in
Purchased with funds from Michael Murray, Esq.
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