Learning Kits

19th Century New England Artists

Grades 4-6
Abby Victoria Painter, daughter of Gamaliel Painter an early Middlebury town founder.

Abby Victoria Painter, daughter of Gamaliel Painter an early Middlebury town founder.

Discover the life of an artist traveling from town to town with his tools of the trade. Learn what clues to our past are pictured in the paintings. Learn about the tools and materials of the itinerant artist and how portrait styles reflect the lifestyle of the subject. Use stories about travelling artists to inspire your students to record their history through portraits and landscape artwork.

This kit includes biographical information on some of the well-known, early New England artists.

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