Rehoboth beach colony
On the coast of Delaware, Rehoboth Beach attracted painters, many of them from the Wilmington area and nearby Philadelphia. Ethel Pennewill Brown Leach established a summer studio at the resort in 1922 and began the annual summer exhibitions. Leach was also a key person in establishing the Rehoboth Art League. The degree of art activity became so intense that Art League members established a permanent home for exhibitions in 1938. Leach was named Honorary Life President.