The Cape Ann School of Painting

Saturday, February 15

3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Related Programs, Lectures, Readings, Films

Lecture by T. M. Nicholas & Stapleton Kearns

Stapleton Kearns and T. M. Nicholas have spent most of their lifetimes studying the artists of the Cape Ann School of painting. In this lecture they will show works by Aldro Hibbard, Lester Stevens, Emile Gruppe, Anthony Thieme, Jane Peterson and more, dissecting their compositions and digging down into how they created their paintings, noting commonalities that constitute the "Cape Ann style."

Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Tom and T. M. Nicholas: A Father and Son’s Journey in Paint on view at the Cape Ann Museum through April 12, 2020.

Free for Cape Ann Museum members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, reservations required. Reserve online at Eventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10.


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(above, left to right) Emile A. Gruppe (1896–1978), The Bait Diggers, c. 1930s. Oil on canvas. Gift of Leicester J. Roberts and William Warren Symonds, 2001 (2001.63.1). Jane Peterson (1876–1965), Smith's Cove, Gloucester, c. 1930s. Oil on canvas. The James Collection, Promised Gift to the Cape Ann Museum. Aldro T. Hibbard (1886–1972), Rockport in Winter, c. 1950s. Oil on canvas. gift of David deVicq in honor of Joseph H. DeVicq, 2000 (2000.44).

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