67 Main St., PO Box 309 Wiscasset, ME 04578 United States 207.882.7682
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$ 18,000

View from Reid State Park

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
Materials oil on board
W. 24 in; H. 16 in;
W. 60.96 cm; H. 40.64 cm;
Condition Good.
Description Buffalo, New York native John Folinsbee received his artistic training at the Art Students League in New York City with John F. Carlson, Birge Harrison, Frank DuMond, and Jonas Lie. A successful artist, Folinsbee was honored with admission to the National Academy of Design, National Arts Club, Century Association, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, and Woodstock Art Association. Folinsbee exhibited extensively at some of the nation's most prestigious venues, winning numerous prizes over the course of his career. These include the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, National Academy of Design, Carnegie Institute, and Salmagundi Club in New York City.

Folinsbee settled with his wife in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1916 and is often associated with the group of impressionists who worked in the area. However, Folinsbee also had strong ties to Maine, as beginning in the 1930s and he and his family spent their summers in the state. In 1949, they purchased a farmhouse on Montsweag Road near Wiscasset, where Folinsbee spent many years capturing Maine’s coastal landscape.

For a time, Folinsbee worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project and during this tenure completed murals in the United States Post Offices in Freeland and Burgettstown, Pennsylvania as well as a mural in the Paducah Court House in Kentucky. Folinsbee’s works are held in esteemed public and private collections throughout the United States including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, National Academy of Design, Smithsonian Institute, National Arts Club, Rhode Island School of Design, Houston Museum of Fine Art, and Princeton University Art Museum, among others.
Styles / Movements Realism
Incollect Reference Number 347619
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