Hancock

Talk to explore  Dublin Art Colony

The Hancock Town Library will host a presentation about the Dublin Art Colony with author Edie Clark on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Abbott Handerson Thayer came to Dublin in 1888 and attracted such a constellation of artists that the term the Dublin Art Colony came into being, not then but nearly one hundred years later, in an effort to celebrate the deep artistic heritage of this small New Hampshire village. This whirl of artistic activity lasted for about sixty years, and including artists such as George de Forest Brush, Joseph Linden Smith, Alexander James, Rockwell Kent, Richard Meryman, and Frank Weston Benson. When they weren’t painting, they were partying, mingling with guests such as Mark Twain, the cigar-smoking poet, Amy Lowell, Amelia Earhart, novelist John P. Marquand, John Singer Sargent and a host of others.

Clark will deliver this talk which provides a thumbnail sketch of the eccentric Abbott Thayer as well as others of these Dublin artists. The event is free and open to all.

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