Hawthorne School Mud Heads
(1899 - 1930)
Hawthorne School Mud Heads was active/lived in Massachusetts. Hawthorne School Mud Heads is known for portrait, figure painting.
Biography Hawthorne School Mud Heads
From 1899-1930, Charles W. Hawthorne taught his students how to see and paint the full spectrum of light by using Provincetown's Portuguese population as models. The Portuguese people would model for the students of Hawthorne on the
beach at the end of Pearl Street. They would sit with the sun at
their backs and from this the students of Hawthorne would paint the
colors created upon the model. Because the Portuguese have darker
skin, the brightness of the sun facing the student/artist would make
their facial features obscure, thence the term Mud Head was born.
After Hawthorne's death in 1930, Hawthorne's teaching assistant Henry Hensche thought these were nothing but insignificant student studies and used th
... Displaying 750 of 1664 characters.