A Legacy of Beauty: Paintings in the Boston School Tradition

by Christopher Volpe



About the Catalogue

Mr. Volpe's essay is excerpted from the 36 page illustrated catalogue titled A Legacy of Beauty: Paintings in the Boston School Tradition, published in 2006 by Blue Tree, LLC. ISBN-10: 0-97113-216-X. ISBN-13: 978-0-9711321-6-0. The essay was originally published as the catalog for an exhibition on the painters of the Boston School. The exhibition was organized in cooperation with The Banks Gallery (www.thebanksgallery.com) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in November 2006 and subsequently traveled to Chester College of New England's Wadleigh Gallery (www.chestercollege.edu) in February 2007. (right: cover of the catalogue)

About the Author:

Christopher Volpe teaches art history and American literature at Chester College of New England and Franklin Pierce College. In February 2007, he guest curated Chester College's "A Legacy of Beauty: Paintings in the Boston School Tradition," comprised of selected works from The Banks Gallery's "Boston School Legacy." In addition to teaching poetry at the University of New Hampshire as well as the history of art at Chester and Franklin Pierce, he occasionally delivers public lectures on various aspects of nineteenth-century American landscape and figurative painting. He is also the co-founder of Penhallow Press, an independent publisher specializing in poetry and letterpress printing based in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire. (left: photo of Christopher Volpe)


Resource Library editor's note:

This essay was rekeyed and reprinted on May 9, 2007 in Resource Library with permission of the author. The essay was excerpted from the illustrated catalogue titled A Legacy of Beauty: Paintings in the Boston School Tradition. Images accompanying the text in the exhibition catalogue were not reproduced with this reprinting. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay, or if you are interested in obtaining a copy of the catalogue, please contact the author at cvolpe@chestercollege.edu

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Subsequent editor's note:

The following email message was received concerning this essay on May 25, 2007:

In the wonderful piece, A Legacy of Beauty: Paintings
in the Boston School Tradition, by Christopher Volpe,
he mentions that Dana Levin opened her atelier in
1995. As her father, I don't want to shortchange my
daughter in any way, but I believe the year was 2005.
S. Michael Levin

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