Aldro Hibbard Photo

Aldro Hibbard

Born: Aug 25, 1886

Death: Nov 12, 1972

Birthplace: Falmouth

Nationality: United States

Aldro Hibbard

Date of Birth : Aug 25, 1886
Date of Death : Nov 12, 1972
Birth Place : Falmouth

Aldro Thompson Hibbard was a prominent American plein air painter. He was born in Falmouth, MA, but lived most of his life in Rockport, MA. His depictions of snowy landscapes, particularly of Vermont, are highly regarded. Hibbard worked in oil; watercolor just couldn't be used in January & February in the mountains of Vermont. In 1909, Aldro Hibbard entered the Massachusetts Normal Art School. Among his instructors were among Boston's most important artists: Frank Benson, Frederick Bosley and Edmund Tarbell. Hibbard excelled and received a scholarship for further study in Europe upon graduation. It is said that he discovered his talent for snow scenes when caught in a blizzard in the mountains near Madrid. Hibbard was a member of many American art organizations, including the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Art Association, and many others. He was an Academician in the National Academy of Design. Hibbard influenced many Rockport artists including Emile Gruppe, Tom Nicholas, Paul Strisik, Roger Curtis, and many others. His paintings, which are associated with the Boston School, are in many museums, corporations and other prominent private collections.

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