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Charles Hawthorne was a painter and teacher. His name was synonymous with the colony of artists at Provincetown, MA, where numerous painters were attracted to his Cape Cod School of Art (which he founded in 1899 and directed until his death).
Hawthome was a specialist in portraits and genre pictures of Provincetown fisherman. He was a naturalist painter whose Impressionist style and technical virtuosity was similar to that of his teacher William Merritt Chase, to whom he was an assistant in the 1890s. He visited Italy in 1906-07 and also painted in Bermuda. His paintings can be found in many institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, The High Museum of Art, The National Arts Club and The National Academy of Design.
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