In the early 20th century, well before Ralph Cahoon moved into the village, Cotuit had an accomplished artist in Reginald Fairfax Bolles. He painted portraits of many area residents and also illustrated magazine stories and books. Well known and well liked in the community, he frequently coaxed his neighbors into serving as models for such characters as sportsmen, comely flappers and eccentric, but jolly old men. Gifted at capturing personality, he himself is a personality worth rediscovering.
November 9 through December 31, 2010
COTUIT'S OWN: Artist/Illustrator Reginald Fairfax Bolles (1877-1967)
Exhibition will be on view at Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Massachusetts
The Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Rt. 28) Cotuit, MA. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Admission is five dollars for adults, four dollars for seniors and students and free for children under twelve and for members. For more information call (508) 428-7581 or visit www.cahoonmuseum.org
Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Rd