Russell Cheney
A New England Master
Northern New England Paintings 1910-45

The Art of the Domestic, Paintings of Kittery and Southern Maine

June 1 - September 6, 2008

Download courtesy of Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
(Summer 2008)

Russell Cheney (1881–1945) summered in Kittery, Maine, and painted there from 1927 to 1930, when he and Harvard professor F.O. Matthiessen (“Matty”) settled permanently beside the Piscataqua. As a contemporary noted, “Of the little village of Kittery, Maine, he has made some of his best paintings.” Here the nationally known artist, then turning 50, established a garden, orchard, and new studio where he continued to paint landscapes up and down both sides of the river until his death in 1945. For more information on the artist visit the Russell Cheney website.

The gallery is open to the public free of charge Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays 1 – 4 pm, June 3 - Sept. 6, 2008.

A parallel exhibition of Cheney’s early work and views of Portsmouth and New Castle, N.H. “From Impressionism to Yankee Modernism” is at the Portsmouth Historical Society’s Discover Portsmouth Center, corner of Middle and Islington Streets, from June 2 – October 31, 2008.

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