World War I and the Lyme Art Colony

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Sep 30 2017 - Jan 28 2018

World War I and Connecticut Artists illuminates the significant role played by artists with ties to Connecticut in mobilizing public sentiment for America’s entry into the war and in defining a new role for art in the field of modern warfare. In particular, members of the Lyme Art Colony pioneered designs for naval camouflage painted on the hulls of ships and created celebrated images such as Childe Hassam’s depictions of a flag-draped New York as the emblem of the nation that would tip the balance in favor of the Allies.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Political / Satire / Documentary
  • George Hand Wright
  • and others

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