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Moffett

Overview

Born in Clearfield, Iowa, the son of an Iowan family, Ross Moffett represents a quintessential American icon. After his initial training at the Art Institute of Chicago and upon graduating with honors in 1913, Ross Moffett immediately set out for Provincetown to study with the well-known painter and teacher, Charles W. Hawthorne. He soon became one of Hawthorne's star pupils, and his appreciation of the principles Hawthorne instilled in his students lasted lifelong. Although the First World War briefly interrupted the Provincetown experience, by 1919, Moffett was again back in his old haunts painting with enormous energy and gaining a reputation as a young "Lion" of the art community. In the same year, 1919, he met Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett, also a student of Hawthorne's and a spirited painter in her own right. They were married in 1920. [More...]

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  • Looking West on Commercial Street
    Black & white photograph of Commercial Street looking west from Town Center.Seen are # 244...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Dwellings, Town Center (Provincetown, Mass.), Moffett, Ross
  • Ross Moffett Archealogical File
    Reprint of article published in American Antiquity 07/1962, "A SHELL HEAP SITE ON GRIFFIN...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Archaeology, Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Wellfleet (Mass.), Moffett, Ross
  • Cape Cod National Seashore Correspondence
    Letter from Josephine Del Deo to Ronald Lee of the National Park Service on behalf of The...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod National Seashore (Mass.), Emergency Committee for the Preservation of the Province Lands. (Provincetown, Mass.), Letters, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.) -- Politics and government, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Town Meeting, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands, United States. National Park Service, Del Deo, Josephine
  •  Ship Monica Smith from Stockholm - Aground
    Black and white photo of the ship "Monica Smith" from Stockholm aground in Provincetown...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, Shipping, Shipwrecks, Moffett, Ross
  • Commercial Street Winter Scene
    Black and white photo of a 1958 winter view of the center of town Commercial Street looking east...
    Collection: Moffett
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Moffett, Ross
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