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George, Tucker's Town, utilities, water sports, Warwick, weather, wildlife, work permits. See end of this file for all of our many History files Introduction to Bermuda's art Bermuda has a rich art history.
A major reason is because when the USA and Great Britain were not the firm allies they are now, Bermuda underwent some profound changes, with many areas denuded of foliage and developed into British military - army and navy - fortifications mostly designed to defend against any attempted invasion from the USA, as was twice attempted by the USA against Canada.
Military artists were sent from Britain to militarily sensitive Bermuda during the 's, especially in the aftermath of the US War of Independence and particularly War of to when Bermuda had been a principal British base for British Army and Royal Navy land and sea forces that attacked Washington DC and burnt the White House.
There was also the US Civil War, during which Bermuda, for openly siding with the Southern States, feared post-war retribution or invasion. The British artists were sent to paint and thereby record vivid scenes of Bermuda as it underwent these changes.
Later, civilian artists, some later very prominent, came to paint in Bermuda's unique light and helped promote Bermuda. It was a special period in Bermuda's tourism from the s, when a number of visitors, being artists, used their time in mostly the winter months in the very pleasant winter months compared to the snow and ice of much of the USA, Canada, the UK and Europe.
They came here by sea to paint Bermuda landscapes.
A relatively large number of artists from the New York area liked the idea of leaving behind the stress of city life to spend their winters painting in the sub-tropical climate of Bermuda.
Most were of the school of American impressionism, especially the Old Lyme School. Old Lyme is a small community in Connecticut, where, during the first quarter of the 20th century, it became one of the most influential art colonies in American art history.
Many of the artists, who flocked there from around the United States, stayed initially in the boarding house of Miss Florence Griswold, but during the winter months when painting outdoors was impractical, some travelled on to Bermuda, so as to continue their artworks. West and Andrew Wyeth.
It is known that several later stayed at Gooseneck Cottage, near Somerset Bridge. Thanks primarily to the efforts of former New Yorkers Fay and Geoffrey Elliott who moved to Bermuda in and have spent lavishly abroad to acquire an extensive collection of their works in particular - and bring them back to Bermuda - we know a lot now of the military artists shown below.
Their detailed landscapes and seascapes show how Bermuda developed as a naval base and land fortress bristling with guns that could heave cannonballs or shells miles out to sea to fend off invaders.
The process continued through the 19th century, until the huge Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda and its protective ring of British Army manned coastal forts, were completed.
George's Historical Society Museum and other galleries throughout Bermuda. Their watercolors provide remarkable views of Bermuda, before photographs and other paintings existed. They are included by name in the list shown below, which also has others. A wife of a former Governor Lady Laffan and wife Lady Lefroy and daughter of another Emily Lefroy contributed their own unique talents in recording scenes of Bermuda in watercolors and oils.
These too are on display in various galleries in Bermuda. Britain's famous Princess Louise see below also did so.
Fulltime and part-time artists coming to Bermuda today who are not Bermudian will need a Work Permit if they sell and display their works locally.
Aleen Aked British-bornlater became a Canadian, died Known to have wintered in Bermuda. Lived in Chicopee, Mass. Known to have lived and worked in Bermuda from about to at least His known Bermuda paintings include "Oleander on a Sunlit Path" of shown below and the oil "Cottage Garden with Flowers" circa October 11, December 30, Arrived in Bermuda in and painted in monotype, watercolor and pencil.
Achieved some major publicity in from a US arts magazine. Left Bermuda sometime after There is no record of his Bermuda days in American reference works.
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