1932Artist Erma Wheeler (1915-2005) and her family started coming to Rockport.Arts and Culture, Art

Erma Wheeler, Quarried Waters, c. 1998, Watercolor on paper, Cape Ann Museum, Gift of the Estate of Robert L. French, 2009, https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/objects/quarried-waters/
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Around 1932, Erma Wheeler’s family inherited property on Pleasant Street in Rockport and she started spending summers on Cape Ann. Rockport artists including Samuel Hershey urged her to attend art school, so she enrolled in Art Students League in New York and the National Academy. She organized the 1937 Artists’ Ball with Jon Corbino, Samuel Hershey, Maurice Compris, and others.

Oaks, Martha, and Cape Ann Historical Museum, editors. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Rockport Artists in the 1930s: July 10 through October 16, 2010: Cape Ann Museum. Cape Ann Museum, 2010.
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