Country sketch group new jersey


Founded in 1898 by Van Dearing Perrine and Maurice Sterne and active until 1912, they were plein-air painters who roamed the countryside around Ridgefield, New Jersey, and also hung around together in a lower Broadway loft in New York City. The group was unique in that it was established by and for artists without a sanctioning body, and also for its activity both in rural and urban areas. In 1901, the group, exhibited together at the Art Institute of Chicago. Other members included Jaime E. Carret, William Glackens, Jonas Lie, and Charles Hawthorne. Sources: Ruth Pasquine, 'James E. Carret', "Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design", Volume One, 1826-1925;