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Moffett Collection



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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  • 19th Century Photograph
    Black & White 19th century photograph appears to be West End vicinity of Helen Jones'cottage...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, and West End (Provincetown, Mass.)
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