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    Faces and Families: Folk Art Portraits at Cogswell's Grant

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    August 31, 2013

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    Faces and Families: Folk Art Portraits at Cogswell's Grant

    In the days before photography, portraits offered self-expression and family documentation, first to the wealthy colonial settlers, and then increasingly to the middle class. Itinerant artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, often self-taught, painted inexpensive portraits for rural families, and worked in a style whose charm still appeals today.

    Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for an in-depth look at the folk...

    In the days before photography, portraits offered self-expression and family documentation, first to the wealthy colonial settlers, and then increasingly to the middle class. Itinerant artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, often self-taught, painted inexpensive portraits for rural families, and worked in a style whose charm still appeals today.

    Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for an in-depth look at the folk art portrait collection at Cogswell's Grant, and an exploration of the many families and artists represented in the house.
     


    Cogswell's Grant

    60 Spring Street,
    Essex, MA 01929

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    Phone: 978-768-3632


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