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George L. Noyes   Click Images to Enlarge



George L. Noyes

(American, 1864-1954)

George Loftus Noyes was born in Bothwell, Ontario and died in Petersborough, NH. He had studios in Boston, East Gloucester (1893-1931), Winter Park, FL (1931-35); Pittsford-Branden, VT (1935 on). He studied at the Mass. Normal School with George Bartlett (early 1880s) and at the Academie Colarossi, Paris, with Courtois, Rixens, LeBlanc and Delance (1890-93) and he became a competent Impressionist.

Noyes was a member of the Boston Art Club, Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, Guild of Boston Artists, and a charter member of the National Society of American Artists. He exhibited extensively throughout New England and won awards at the Buenos Aires (1910) and Pan-Pacific (1915) International Expositions. He was given solo exhibitions at the Hatfield Galleries, Boston (1906); Copley Society (6 times); St. Botolph Club, Boston (1915);Guild of Boston Artists (4 times) and a Memorial Exhibition at the GBA (1955).

In 1900 Noyes began teaching a summer class t Annisquam, MA and one of his first students was N.C. Wyeth. He painted at the Fenway Studios on Ipswich Street starting in 1906. In 1939, a studio fire destroyed 100s of his works and at an old age, Noyes became disheartened. He traveled throughout Europe numerous times painting and many of his European canvases were destroyed in the 1939 fire. He is best known for his sun filled landscapes and shoreline scenes painted with precision and flair in a delicate yet gutsy impressionistic manner. He signed most of his work G.L. Noyes and although he's considered a member of the "Boston school," he should not be considered that because he did not train or paint with Tarbell, Benson, Paxton, Hale or DeCamp.