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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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  • Statement of Support for EmergencyCommittee for the Preservation of the Provincelands
    Four signatures in support of the sentiments of the Emergency Committee for the Preservation of...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Emergency Committee for the Preservation of the Province Lands. (Provincetown, Mass.), Names, Provincelands
  • Looking East from the top of the Monument c. 1930
    Black & White photo looking east from the top of the Monument, c. 1930. Rail road station in...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Harbors, Historic Districts--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Moffett, Ross
  • Wrecks Along the Harbor
    Black & white photograph showing storm damage along the waterfront, believed to be caused by...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Boats and boating, Dwellings, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, Portland Gale, Waterfronts, Windstorms--Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • National Seashore Correspondence
    Notes concerning a letter by Ross Moffett to the Provincetown Board of Selectmen regarding the...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Emergency Committee for the Preservation of the Province Lands. (Provincetown, Mass.), Local government -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown, Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.) Board of Selectmen, Provincetown (Mass.) Selectmen, Mayo, Jr., Charles A., Moffett, Ross
  • Three Masted Schooner Wrecked at Race Run
    Schooner wrecked at Race Run. 1920's. Black and White Photo.
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Boats and boating, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Sailing ships, Schooners, Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Cape Cod region, Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Moffett, Ross
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