Guild of boston artists


An association founded in 1914 of painters and sculptors whose criteria for membership was having been trained in the Boston area and whose work, regardless of medium, met certain standards of excellence. These standards focused on careful, realistic modeling, and dedication to traditional craftsmanship and technique over modernist experimentation.Most of the 42 founding members had studied together at the Boston School of the Museum of the Fine Arts with well-known teachers Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson, Philip Hale, and William Paxton. Early members included Lilla Cabot Perry, Marguerite Stuber Pearson, and Lilian Westcott Hale. The Association, active into the 21st Century, is located on Newbury Street in Boston where yearly exhibitions are held. Source;