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Moffett Collection

Moffett

Overview

Born in Clearfield, Iowa, the son of an Iowan family, Ross Moffett represents a quintessential American icon. After his initial training at the Art Institute of Chicago and upon graduating with honors in 1913, Ross Moffett immediately set out for Provincetown to study with the well-known painter and teacher, Charles W. Hawthorne. He soon became one of Hawthorne's star pupils, and his appreciation of the principles Hawthorne instilled in his students lasted lifelong. Although the First World War briefly interrupted the Provincetown experience, by 1919, Moffett was again back in his old haunts painting with enormous energy and gaining a reputation as a young "Lion" of the art community. In the same year, 1919, he met Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett, also a student of Hawthorne's and a spirited painter in her own right. They were married in 1920. [More...]

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  • Sklaroff Wharf -  Vessels Richard & Arnold, Marjorie M
    Black & White photo of the Sklaroff Wharf including the fishing vessels "Richard &...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Boats and boating, Fishing boats--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • Looking East Toward new Library
    Streetscape looking East from Standish St. over rooftops to the Center M. E. Church in the...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: East End (Provincetown, Mass.), Historic Districts--Massachusetts--Provincetown
  •  Photo of  Ross Moffett and Friends
    Photo of the artists Edwin Dickinson, Ross Moffett and Karl Knaths outside the Provincetown Art...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Art, Art Museums, Dickinson, Edwin, Knaths, Karl, Moffett, Ross
  • Cutting Ice on Shankpainter Pond
    Cutting ice on Shankpainter Pond.
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Ice Harvest, Industries, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Town Center (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Fire at Puritain Cold Storage
    Black & white photograph of fire at Puritain Cold Storage. c. 1927.
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Cold Storages, Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Fires
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