Artists of Cape Ann
By Kristian Davies
Hardcover, 160 pages. Published by 34 Main Street Publishing, Copyright 2011.
Jutting out into the Atlantic, 25 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, is Cape Ann. For more than 150 years painters have visited the quaint and rustic towns that make up this unique area including Gloucester, Rockport, Annisquam, Magnolia, Essex, and Lanesville. Cape Ann has been host to many of the very best, most celebrated artists in America, from 19th-century greats Fitz Hugh Lane, Winslow Homer, and William Morris Hunt, to Impressionists Childe Hassam, John H. Twachtman, and Willard Metcalf, to Ashcan painters and Modernists, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley. “Artists of Cape Ann: A 150 Year Tradition” features 65 painters from the 19th and 20th centuries, that represent a diverse range of styles and techniques, each with full-color examples of their work and an informative biography.