Friday, August 2, 2013

Charles W. Hawthorne

Charles Webster Hawthorne (American, 1872 – 1930)

On Board The S. S. Alesia, circa 1928-1929

The House, Provincetown 1927-1930

Highland Lighthouse

Artist in Plein Air

Two Mesquite Trees, 1928



Charles Webster Hawthorne (January 8, 1872 – November 29, 1930) was an American portrait and genre painter and a noted teacher who founded the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899.

He was born in Lodi, Illinois and his parents returned to Maine, raising him in the state where Charles' father was born. At age 18, he went to New York, working as an office-boy by day in a stained-glass factory and studying at night school and with Henry Siddons Mowbray and William Merritt Chase, and abroad in both the Netherlands and Italy.