Presentation: Albert Quigley and the Art of Southwest New Hampshire (1890-1960)
Name: Presentation: Albert Quigley and the Art of Southwest New Hampshire (1890-1960)
Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Lance Tucker of Boston College will present a vibrant period of New Hampshire’s art history that resulted from a diverse group of artists who were drawn to the beauty of the land and the people of this region. Why did so many artists make this area their home and develop a culture that inspired creativity, healthy competition, and stunning portraits and landscapes? Artists such as Thayer, Benson, Metcalf, Parrish, and Kent are well-recognized for their role in defining American art through the formation of the Dublin and Cornish art colonies. While the formal colonies were impressive, so much other talent canvassed the region, both from itinerant painters and native sons anxious to contribute to this artistic movement. Albert Quigley is one such artist who assisted and learned from his peers. Quig understood the land and its people and still offers a unique perspective through his brush. Though in his lifetime Quig never received the public recognition he deserved, his more famous friends understood that Quig was indeed a special artist. It is a joy to now celebrate this man of many skills and recognize his contributions to art, music, and life in Nelson.