1900Artist John Twachtman (1853-1902) summered in Gloucester and organized an acclaimed art exhibition at Rockaway Hotel on Rocky Neck, where he lived that summer.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

John Henry Twachtman, Storm Clouds, 1880, Oil on canvas, Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Everett for the Dorothy Burnham Everett Memorial Collection 1935.217, https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1935.217
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During the summer of 1900, Twachtman lived at the Rockaway Hotel. The Rockaway was one of four hotels popular with artists, along with the Harbor View, the Beachcroft, and the Hawthorne. John Twachtman (1853-1902), Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), and Joseph DeCamp (1858-1923) taught summer classes in Gloucester, attracting students from all over the United States.

Soon after Twachtman arrived in Gloucester, Duveneck, Childe Hassam, and Theodore Wendel came. Twachtman and Duveneck reunited in a beneficial artistic encounter.

The art show at the Rockaway Hotel was of very high quality. Many versions of American Impressionist techniques were represented — from the gestural strokes of painters like Duveneck to the quiet style of Twachtman, with dazzling Childe Hassam and rich textures of Edward Potthast.

Spanierman Gallery. Painters of Cape Ann, 1840-1940 : One Hundred Years in Gloucester and Rockport : [Exhibition] April 13 to June 22. Spanierman Gallery, 1996. Gloucester Daily Times. “Delightful Entertainment and Exhibit at Hotel Rockaway.” August 10, 1900. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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