Rockport art association


An association officially dating to 1921, it includes some of America's best-known painters who found inspiration in Rockport, Massachusetts. Among the first members were Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Maurice Prendergast, and John Twachtman. No one seems certain of the identity of the first painter, but by 1900, many artists were working in summer studios on Bearskin Neck. Most of them were communal, and on July 22, 1921, a group of them officially created the Rockport Art Association. In 1929, the Old Tavern on Main Street became their permanent gallery where paintings, graphic art, sculpture, and photography continue to be sold year round. Source: