Fishing Boats at Rockport, 1931

Date Created
ca. 1931
Work Medium
22.125 in x 18 in x ;30 in x 26 in x 2.75 in
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Historical Context
In the town of Rockport, Massachusetts, there still stands a small wharf with a red, unassuming fishing shack. During the early 1930s a group of artists began painting the structure so much that it became known in the community as “Motif No. 1.” When Alten visited the artist colony at Rockport, his imagination was also captured by the picturesque building, and he painted it several times during his stay.
Building on the end of a pier. A blue sailboat and a green sailboat are in the water in front of it.
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon

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