6 1/4" x 9 7/8" sight ~ 12 1/2" x 16" overall framed size, Signed lower right, titled lower left: "January Ice, 1969 Mamaroneck Harbor"
Grace Huntley Pugh was born in Schenectady, NY in 1912 and died in Rockport, MA in 2010. Exhibited at the Carnegie Institute Summer Show; National Academy of Design; American Watercolor Society; Butler Art Institute; Contemporary Art Gallery; New Rochelle Art Association; Westchester Art Society; East Hampton Guild Hall. Organizing Chairman and First President of the Mamaroneck Artists Guild.
Studied at Wellesley, Barnard, National Academy of Design; Parsons School; Art Students League, Museums of Europe. Four years Art Professor Briarcliff Junior College; 3 years U.S. Painting Sales; Carnegie Institute Art Director; Young & Rubicam; Instructor Westchester County Workshop; private children's classes, Mamaroneck. While studying art, Grace was also a Powers fashion model and modeled for her teacher and mentor, renowned painter, Leon Kroll. She is memorialized in his mural, The Defeat of Justice, for the Main Office of the Attorney General in the Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Collections : Friends of Art, Pittsburgh; Monessan High School; Mamaroneck Free Library; John O'Connor, Jr., Robert Shaw and many others. Murals : Dial Lodge, Princeton University and private homes. Prizes : Ernest Longfellow, Honorable Mention; Young Artists Rockport; All Westchester County Federation 1st prize oils 1954 and 1957.
Sources: Artists of the Rockport Art Association. Fourth Edition. A pictorial and descriptive record of The Oldest Art Organization on Cape Ann. Published by The Rockport Art Association., Rockport, Massachusetts, 1964.
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