(Right - Detail of Monhegan Theme by Lamar Dodd)
Lamar Dodd first visited Monhegan Island in 1947 and returned to paint there for many summers thereafter. Dodd studied at the Art Students League with leaders of the Ashcan School. An exceptional teacher himself, he served as the Chairman of the art department at the University of Georgia (now The Lamar Dodd School of Art) from 1939 until he retired in 1972, His work is included in numerous museum permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art and the High Museum.
The watercolor and gouache painting we have available for sale was included in the Monhegan Museum's 2015 exhibition, Lamar Dodd: Half a Century of Monhegan Summers. (Click here for a link to Robert Stahl's introduction to the catalogue for this exhibition and here for a link to the exhibition checklist where this painting is listed as number 5.) This painting is a study for his 1949 oil painting, Monhegan Theme, which is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.