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Anne Carleton
Artists Gathering in Ogunquit
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 in.
Anne Carleton
Beach Life #9, Ogunquit, Maine
Oil on canvas
12 x 16 in.
Anne Carleton
Sand Dunes
Oil on canvas
8 x 10 in.
Anne Carleton

Bathers, Ogunquit. Maine

Oil on canvas

7 x 11 in.

(American, 1878-1968)

Anne Carleton was born in Atkinson, New Hampshire in 1878 and was educated at the Mass Normal Art School in Boston, Vesper George School of Art (Boston, post-graduate in Design), Harvard University under H.H. Clark and Ross (1901), Columbia Summer School for Art (1904), Columbia University art program to England and Greece (1906, studying with Powers, Shaw, Babcock Wright and Rosenbush), Connah Institute (1912), private instruction with J. Hambridge and G. Ripley, NY (1913), drawing at Boston University (1927) and extensive private study with Charles H. Woodbury in Gloucester, MA and Ogunquit, Maine from 1915 and 1927-29. Wanting to remain modern and insistent upon learning continuously, Carleton also studied sculpture at the Ecole d'arts in Paris with Archipenko and took private lessons from Bernard Karfiol and Carl Nelson in 1931, and by the end of her life she was an abstract expressionist.

She was a member of the Boston Society of Independent Artists, Art Students League (NY), American Artists Professional League (NY), Boston's Copley Society, Massachusetts Art Alumni, Marblehead Art Association (MA), Ogunquit Art Association (ME) and elsewhere. She painted primarily in oil but painted a few watercolors when she was with Charles Woodbury in Ogunquit, Maine (prior to 1925).

Anne Carleton is highly sought after. She is famous for her fluent brushwork in the style of the post-impressionists. Her robust colors and forceful execution of oil pigments and her fluid, vibrant watercolors are remarkably close to the work of her mentor, Charles H. Woodbury.

Carleton is best known for her beach and Works Project Plan (WPA) scenes in Gloucester, Rockport, Ogunquit and Portsmouth, NH. She traveled throughout Europe many times during her career and was an admirer of the French impressionists and fauvist painters. After devoting her life to art and teaching, Anne Carleton died in Massachusetts in 1968, having never married.