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Author/Artist Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930.
Title Charles W. Hawthorne Papers, 1904-1947.
Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box).
Arrangement Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.005    AVAILABLE BY APPT
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Summary Found in the collection are letters, telegrams, newspaper clippings, photographs, research material and printed material, with newspaper clippings forming the bulk. These clippings are arranged by artwork or date and discuss his paintings and exhibitions. A small amount of correspondence is included, mainly incoming telegrams regarding the granting of awards or the sale of artwork. This collection does not illuminate the personal life of Charles W. Hawthorne, nor does it contain information about his role as founder of the Cape Cod School of Art; however, the newspaper clippings may serve those seeking the public opinion of his career as an American artist.
Biographical/historical note Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930), an American portrait and genre painter and teacher, founded the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. The school, dedicated to outdoor figure painting, proved very successful and influential, attracting many well-known artists. Hawthorne directed the school until his death in 1930. Hawthorne is known for his genre scenes (he was intrigued by the Portuguese fishing families from Provincetown) and his portraits.
Cite as Charles W. Hawthorne Papers. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Source of acquisition Gift of Joseph C. Hawthorne, 1948.
Related collections Charles Webster and Marion Campbell Hawthorne papers, 1870-1983, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Finding aids Available online and in repository.
LC subject Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930.
Art, American.
Genre painters.
Portrait painters.
Genre/Form Clippings, newspaper.
WorldCat no. 603889951

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