Charles Webster Hawthorne
Charles W. Hawthorne (1872-1930) was one of America's most dynamic, penetrating and forthright portrait painters, as well as a creative, inspiring teacher. A painter's painter, Hawthorne ran a summer school in Provincetown - the Cape Cod School of Art - for over thirty years and made it a leading artists' colony of plein-air impressionist-inspired talents. Hawthorne grew up in Richmond, Maine, the son of Joseph Jackson Hawthorne and Cornelia Jane Smith Hawthorne. Having discovered his artistic abilities at an early age, Charles convinced his parents to allow him to study in New York in 1893, at the Art Students League then at the National Academy of Design. His teachers inclu
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