biographie de George Loftus NOYES (1864-1954)

Birth place: Bothwell, Ontario, Canada

Death place: Peterborough, NH

Addresses: Boston/E. Gloucester, MA, 1893-1931; Winter Park, FL, 1931-35; Pittsford/Branden, VT,1935-on

Profession: Landscape painter

Studied: Mass. Normal Sch. with Geo. Bartlett, early 1880s; Académie Colarossi, Paris, with Courtois, Rixens, Le Blanc, and Delance, c.1890-93.

Exhibited: Boston AC, 1893-1902, 1915; PAFA Ann., 1900-34; AIC, 1901-02, 1923; Hatfield Gal., Boston, 1906 (first solo); Copley Soc., 1905-on (6 solos); Boston City Cl.; Boston Soc. WC Painters; Boston WCC; St. Botolphe Club, 1915 (solo); Intl Expo, Buenos Aires, 1910 (medal); Pan-Pacific Expo, San Fran., 1915 (silver medal); Newport AA, 1915; Corcoran Gal biennials, 1926, 1928; AIC; Gld. Boston Artists, 1917-on (4 solos; plus memorial exhib., 1955); Vose Gal., Boston, 1911, 1923, 1987, 1998 (solos)

Member: BAC; Boston SWCP; Boston GA; NSAA (charter mem.)

Work: BMFA; Des Moines AM; Utah State Mus.; Dartmouth Col.

Comments: An accomplished Impressionist landscape painter of the Boston School. In 1900, he began teaching a summer class at Annisquam, MA, and one of his first students was N.C. Wyeth. He painted at Fenway Studios, 1908-10. He traveled extensively, painting in Europe, North Africa, and Mexico. His last major exhibition was in 1927; thereafter, the style of his work weakened as he aged in Vermont. In 1939, a studio fire destroyed a significant portion of his life"s work.

Sources: WW40; Vose Galleries, exh. cat., 1987, exh catalogues: The glow of Sunlight (1998) and Mary Bradish Titcomb and Her Contemporaries, 45; Rbt. Workman, The Eden of America (RISD, 1986, p.79); Falk, Exh. Record Series; add'l info. courtesy North Shore AA.

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