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.
Robert N. Blair
Robert Noel Blair (American, 1912-2003) was a prolific Western New York artist, painter, sculptor, printmaker and teacher. He is best known for his rural life & desert landscapes and World War II scenes. He has painted throughout Western New York, Maine, Vermont and the American Southwest, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Ireland and the Virgin Islands. His paintings are noted for their range of color, fluidity and movement.
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.
From 1957 through 1965, Tommy Heinsohn was a very good player on a great basketball team. The Boston Celtics won seven consecutive championships during that stretch. Heinsohn became Boston’s head coach in 1969, and over the next eight years, the Celtics won five division titles and two more championships.
Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Aldro Hibbard was an Impressionist landscape painter much concerned with light and shadow. He was one of the founders of the Rockport Art Colony, and the Rockport Art Association now occupies his former studio. Hibbard grew up in Dorchester and spent much time in Boston, Vermont and on Cape Cod.
He graduated from the Massachusetts Normal School and studied at the Boston Museum School with Edmund Tarbell, Joseph DeCamp, and Frank Benson. In Boston from 1927 to 1929, he occupied Fenway Studios.
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.