White mountain artists

DEFINITION

During the 19th century, the White Mountains of New Hampshire attracted countless artists. The areas around Conway Valley and Mount Washington were especially popular. Artists from all over the Northeast visited and painted the region???s scenery. Luxurious hotels were developed for visitors, and artists often became associated with them, offering souvenir artwork to tourists. In turn, hotels providing studio space and customers. Benjamin Champney is considered by many to be the founder of the White Mountain School. Among the numerous noted artists who were part of the 'school' were Edward Hill, Thomas Doughty, Alvan Fisher, John Frederick Kensett, Frank H. Shapleigh, and Winslow Homer. Source: http://whitemountainart.com/; AskART database. (LPD)

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