“Twilight of American Impressionism: Alice Ruggles Sohier & Frederick A. Bosley”
Opening to the public on April 2 is our long-awaited exhibition on two unsung artists of the Boston School of painting. Alice Ruggles Sohier and Frederick A. Bosley were talented students of Edmund Tarbell (Bosley even took over Tarbell’s job after his retirement). While exceptional artists, these two painters faded into relative obscurity because their representational style was seen as passé with the advent of modernism. With the benefit of hindsight, we can now appreciate their talents fully, acknowledging that, while they may have been painting at the end of an era, great art is truly timeless.
Alice Ruggles Sohier, Portfolio, 1924. Oil on canvas; 30¼ x 25¼ in. Private collection.
Thank you to the lenders and donors who made this exhibition possible
Martha Fuller Clark and Geoffrey E. Clark • Pauline C. Metcalf / The Felicia Fund, Inc.
William & Arlene Brewster • Joseph MacDonald Family
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Anthony Moore Painting Conservation • Jameson & Priscilla French
Piscataqua Savings Bank • Cambridge Trust
Opening April 1st
The Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center will open to the public for the season on Thursday, April 1 at 10 am.
Please note that our Exhibitions will open the following day, Friday, April 2