Impressionist Aldro T. Hibbard (1886-1972) will be celebrated for his role in taking the tiny seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, to a place of national prominence with a comprehensive new exhibition.
The Rockport Art Association will show 114 works by Hibbard who helped develop this New England art colony with the founding of the Rockport Art Association in 1921.
“He’s best known and most admired for his snow scenes, and is widely regarded as one of the traditional painters who was most successful in capturing the rhythms of the New England landscape,” said Erica E. Hirshler, Croll senior curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The museum is one of the lenders to the retrospective.
"Aldro T. Hibbard Retrospective, National Academician (1886-1972)" opens Oct. 5 at the Rockport Art Association.