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|Known for her paintings of New England, Agnes Abbot also traveled West
where she painted western scenes, spending time in Colorado Springs in
1929, and in Taos in 1940. She worked in both watercolor and oils,
and between 1927 and 1974, had fourteen exhibitions at Wellesley
College in Massachusetts. |
She was born in Potsdam, Germany and
grew up in Berlin, where she studied at the Berlin Academy. From
1906 to 1913, she spent her summers on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and
in 1917, she settled with her family in the Boston area and attended
the School of Fine Arts and Crafts in Boston, graduating in 1921.
Her teachers there were C. Howard Walker, Aldro Hibbard, Charles
Woodbury, and Katherine Child. She studied at numerous summer art
workshops including Rockport,
Massachusetts and Ogunquit, Maine, and made many return trips to Europe.
She also had a long association with Wellesley College, working as a
part-time assistant in art laboratory classes, and then serving as
Professor of Art from 1933 to 1959, and chairing the Department from
1943 to 1959.
Memberships included the American Watercolor Society, National
Association of Women Artists, Gloucester Society of Artists and the
Boston Art Club.
Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, Women Artists of the American West
Peter Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art
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