James Fitzgerald, "Nor'Easter"

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For generations, artists have been drawn to Maine.

Luminist artists Fitz Henry Lane and Alfred Thompson Bricher painted the quiet shoreline bathed in soft light. Winslow Homer captured the waves crashing off Prout's Neck. American Impressionist Childe Hassam depicted the colorful gardens on the Isles of Shoals. Robert Henri, Rockwell Kent, Abraham Bogdanove and Jay Hall Connaway traveled to Monhegan Island, awed by the remote island's magestic headlands and rough surf.

Maine-born modernists John Marin and Marsden Hartley portrayed the coast and the interior reaches of the state in bold colors and brushstrokes. James Fitzgerald painted both Monhegan Island and Maine's highest mountain, Mount Katahdin. Countless others, including Marguerite and William Zorach, Charles Woodbury, John Folinsbee and Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, have drawn inspiration from the beauty and ruggedness of Maine's landscape.

There are many fine institutions throughout the state which offer the chance to learn more about the art and history of Maine. Below is a partial list which may be of interest.

The Farnsworth Museum

The Maine Art Museum Trail

The Monhegan Museum

The Ogunquit Art Museum

The Portland Museum of Art

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