Alice Beach Winter, American, (1877-1970).
Born in Greenridge, Missouri, Alice Beach Winter was a painter, sculptor, and illustrator
and was especially known for her child portraits and illustration genre for children's
magazines. She was raised in St. Louis and was a student for six years at the St. Louis
School of Fine Art, where she received high honors. She also studied for one year at the Art
Students League in New York with John Twachtman, Joseph DeCamp, and George deForest Brush.
Her husband was the artist Charles Allan Winter , whom she married in 1904, and the couple
spent much time in Gloucester, Massachusetts where she was active in the North Shore Art
Association and the Gloucester Society of Artists. During the years 1914-1918, the Winters
along with fellow New York City artist Agnes Richmond were the summer guests of John Sloan.
Named the "Red Cottage Artists", these artists lived and painted together sharing
a common color theory. As a result many of the works completed during this time were
indistinguishable from artist to artist. This special period ended in 1919, when John Sloan
departed with Randall Davey for Santa Fe.
The Winters remained in Gloucester for many years teaching and working with other artists who
came to the area. Exhibition venues included the Pennsylvania Academy, the National Academy,
the Art Institute of Chicago, St. Louis Exposition of 1897, the Carnegie Institute, the
National Association of Women Artists, and the North Shore Art Association, to name a few.
Additional information on Alice Beach Winter and John Sloan's "Red Cottage Artists" was first published in
The Gallery Fall 2007 section of the Antiques and The Arts Weekly, October 12, 2007.
"Rocky Neck Hillside".
Signed lower left.
Oil on board 10" x 13 1/2"