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Girl in Red
Charles W. Hawthorne

oil paint canvas

Currently on view at Mint Museum--UPTOWN

Gift of Welborn E. and Patricia H. Alexander in honor of Jonathan D. Stuhlman

Charles Webster Hawthorne was an important early twentieth century American artist best known for his skillfully-rendered portraits and his role as an inspirational instructor. He studied in New York at the National Academy and the Art Students League; his instructors included William Merritt Chase and Henry Siddons Mowbray. In 1899 Hawthorne established the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown and was also a founding member of the Provincetown Art Association. One of his students, the American painter Edwin Dickinson, recalled that Hawthorne was “The best teacher I ever knew; better than Chase, who was ... very good.” The elegant "Girl in Red" is representative of Hawthorne’s early, Chase-influenced work, which he produced before moving to a more broadly-painted style later in his career, where the figures (often the local Cape Cod fisherfolk) were frequently presented frontally rather than in profile. The painting’s finely-crafted period frame was made by the Carrig-Rohane company of Boston. Its elegant style complements that of the woman’s dress and the luxurious interior in which she is seated.

Accession Number: 2012.102


height: 26 inches
width: 22 inches

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