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Monhegan's Rockwell Kent - James Fitzgerald House & Studio has been accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program

13 Feb 2018 9:41 AM | Anonymous member
Situated on Horn’s Hill and overlooking Monhegan village, with the harbor island Manana in the distance, the home and studio are modest, shingled structures. Kent built the home in 1906 and the studio in 1910, early in his career and long before he became a world-famous painter, printmaker and illustrator. The studio was later occupied by his cousin, painter Alice Kent Stoddard (1883-1976), and ultimately by his friend, painter James Fitzgerald (1899-1971). 

“Rockwell Kent and James Fitzgerald both sought remote locations as a source for insight and inspiration, choosing to live on an outer island, 12 miles off the Maine coast, where they created some of their finest work,” said Robert Stahl, executive director of The Fitzgerald Legacy, which operates the home and studio of Rockwell Kent through the Monhegan Museum of History and Art. “We view being a part of the National Trust’s HAHS program as an important opportunity to increase the public’s awareness of and accessibility to this site, enabling visitors to experience the interplay between the raw beauty of the island and the creative process of these artists.”

Read the full press release- https://artistshomes.org/article/historic-artists%E2%80%99-homes-and-studios-program-names-four-new-sites-membership

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