(1908 - 1978)
John Cuthbert Hare was active/lived in Massachusetts, Florida. John Hare is known for watercolor sea-landscape painting, rural scene.
Biography from the Archives of askART
John Cuthbert Hare, 1908-1978, was a watercolorist who painted boats,
seascapes and harbor scenes. He was primarily associated New
England, especially Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he spent his summers
from 1938 to 1965. However, he was in Florida where he was a
member of the St. Augustine Art Association, and other locations on the
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It is likely Hare was born in New York City. He first studied
commercial art in Brooklyn at the Pratt Institute and also studied at
the Art Students League in Manhattan. He worked for Hearst
newspapers corporation, and in 1933 married. In the next few
years, he and his wife traveled extensively, camping and painting and
exhibiting his work in galleries.
In 1935, they visited St. Augustine and an exhibition of his
watercolors was held there in the old bank building by the
cathedral. In Provincetown, they also exhibited paintings that
Hare had completed in Florida.
The couple liked St. Augustine so well that they returned two years
later, joined the Art Association, and set up a studio at 33 Aviles
About 1938, the Hares, attracted to the rolling farmland, moved to
Amherst, Massachusetts. He also painted at Gloucester, and from
1967 to 1977, they lived at Yarmouthport, and in 1977, moved to Palm
Beach, Florida where he died three years later.
His work is in the collections of the Lowe Art Museum and the Lightner
Museum in Florida, and the Smith College Museum of Art in
Robert Torchia, The Lost Colony, The Artists of St. Augustine, 1930 to 1950
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