Clark Greenwood Voorhees (1871-1933)

  • At Hawk's Nest Beach, Old Lyme
  • Oil on board
  • 18 x 24 inches
  • Signed lower right

Voorhees first visited and fell in love with Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1893. He returned several times throughout the 1890s and was one of the very first of the Old Lyme artists to stay at the now-famous Florence Griswold House, which became the center of the Old Lyme colony's artistic life. Soon after the turn of the century, many other artists followed in Voorhees's footsteps, setting up studios in Old Lyme and forming what American Art scholar William Gerdts has called "the most famous Impressionist-oriented art colony in America."

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