Polly Ethel (Ripley Starr) Thayer
(1904 - 2006)
Polly Ethel (Ripley Starr) Thayer was active/lived in Massachusetts. Polly Thayer is known for Portrait, figure, floral and landscape painting.
Biography Polly Ethel (Ripley Starr) Thayer
Known as Polly, Ethel Thayer was active as a portrait, landscape and
still-life painter in Boston in the early 20th century, working at
Fenway Studios from 1932 to 1936. Her mediums were watercolor,
pastel, and lithography, and her style began as Boston School academic
and changed to progressive modern, many of them naive in the tradition
of Henri Rousseau.
Thayer was born in Boston, the daughter of
Professor Ezra Thayer, who was Dean of the Harvard Law School.
Her art studies included drawing at the Museum School of the Fine Arts
in Boston, private lessons with Philip Hale, and lessons in
Provincetown in the 1920s with Charles Hawthorne and in the summer of
1933 with Hans Hofmann. She also attended Le Grande Ch
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