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Charles Gordon Harris
Nantucket, Summer Street
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches

(American, 1891-1963)

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1891, Charles Gordon Harris lived in Lincoln, Saylesville, Rhode Island and studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design with Cyrus Farnum, Stacy Tolman and George A. Hays. He was a member of the Providence Art Club; Providence Water Color Club and the South Country Art Association.

Harris exhibited locally at the Providence Art Club (won awards), the Providence Water Color Club and the South Country Art Association (won awards) and the Attleboro Museum of Art (won an award). Who Was Who in American Art (volume 2, p. 1466) says, “In addition to being a painter, he was an active collector and a supporter of Rhode Island artists. He also painted in Bermuda” as well as on Nantucket Island during the 1940s. He died in Rhode Island in 1963, a well-respected Impressionist landscape painter.

Nantucket, Summer Street shows the First Baptist Church and was painted on sight by Harris during the 1930's, when the island was less crowded, intrinsically romantic and exquisitely beautiful.

References: Who's Who in American Art (American Federation of Arts, 1947, 1959) and Who Was Who in American Art (Sound View Press, vol. ii, p. 1466).