1860sWell-known luminist painters Francis Augustus Silva and Sanford Gifford visited Gloucester.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

Francis A. Silva, Evening, 1881, Oil on canvas, New Britain Museum of American Art, Collection of Laura and David Grey, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Francis_Augustus_Silva_-_Evening.jpg
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These artists spread the word about Gloucester with their paintings.

Quinn, Karen & Peters, Lisa N., Painters of Cape Ann, 1840-1940: One Hundred Years in Gloucester and Rockport (New York: Spanierman Gallery, 1996).
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