Charles Curtis Allen
Charles Curtis Allen was born on 13 December 1886 in Massachusetts to a prosperous New England family. An American Impressionist, he was influenced by his teachers Philip Hale and Herman Dudley with whom he studied while attending the Worcester Museum of Art School. Allen was highly regarded as an artist and was an influential figure in many noted art organizations. He frequently exhibited, and his work is in many New England collections.
Alden Bryan, A.W.S. (1913 - 2001), born in Missouri and educated in economics at Harvard, settled in Jeffersonville, Vermont in 1940. While summering on Cape Ann, Bryan caught the allure of Northern Vermont from others in the Rocky Neck artist colony of Vermont. One trip to Jeffersonville to paint with Charles Curtis Allen was enough to convince Bryan that the attraction could last a lifetime.
Thomas R. Curtin
Thomas Curtin was born in Pittsfield Mass. November 15, 1899. He received his early education in the Pittsfield Public School System under the tutelage of George H. Dennison who recognized his potential. A friendship developed from student-teacher relationship and oils by Dennison occupied a place of honor in Curtin’s home for all his lifetime.
Robert "Bob" Duffy graduated from The Worcester Art Museum School and Clark University, followed by a Masters degree at Worcester State College. He lives in Worcester, MA, he travels to Northern Vermont and New Enlgand to paint. His paintings are in private and corporate collections, and he shows work in galleries in all of the New England States.
On plein air painting, Bob comments - "The light creates effects that are sometimes very subtle, at other times very dramatic; depending on the time of day and the season. I like to paint the dramatic effect caused by the sun, clouds, and changing shadows on the snow covered landscapes."
Born in Rochester, New York, Emile Gruppe became a renowned New England landscape and marine painter. Although he is best known for his variety of Impressionistic landscapes, he also painted figures and portraits. His modern style was largely inherited from French Impressionist Claude Monet. "Lily Pads," date and location unknown, one of Gruppes landscapes, attests to Monets influence and is similar to some of the paintings in Monets "Water Lily" series.
Donald Allen Mosher
1945 - 2014
MOSHER, Donald Allen The art world has lost a master painter and New England treasure. The world in general has lost a generous, kind and gentle man with the passing of Donald Allen Mosher, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, following a long and brave fight with a rare form of blood cancer. By his side throughout was his beloved wife Christine, his wife of 45 years, his daughter Heather, his son in-law Frank Militello and his"Angel" his grand-daughter Cosima.
Charles Movalli of Gloucester, Massachusetts is presented the Hudson Valley Art Association's highest honor by its Board of Directors for his outstanding, outreaching dedication to the preservation and expression of art.
A strong believer in its principles, Movalli has spent his life-time "spreading the word" as writer, teacher and painter. Above all, his many short articles have furthered the careers of those he showcased.