1936Jon Corbino came to Rockport on a Guggenheim Fellowship.Arts and Culture, Art

Ann Brockman posing in front of the Corbino painting that she was the model for, which was created for a Rockport Art Association fundraiser, c. 1930s. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 21932
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Corbino painted in a Baroque style with heroic figures in often dramatic settings. It was suited to the 1930s and 1940s when anxiety and fear for survival were ever-present. People needed hope in humanity and Corbino’s heroic depictions entered America’s most important museums.

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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