Phillips mill new hope pa


Founded in October, 1928 as an exhibition space for artists painting in New Hope, Pennsylvania, the location was an old mill on the Delaware Canal, which served barges from the Lehigh Valley to Philadelphia. For many of the early exhibiting artists, the Mill was an alternative to the Pennsylvania Academy, which was becoming increasingly exclusive of younger, modernist painters. The founding committee of Phillips Mill was headed by artist William Francis Taylor. The site evolved into the Phillips Mill Community Association, and in the late 20th century led to the formation of the James A. Michener Museum with branches in New Hope and Doylestown. Source: Thomas Folk, "The Pennsylvania Impressionists" (LPD)