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Presentation on Vincent Colyer - American Artist and Humanitarian Art Historian | Sunday January 29, 2017 | 3:30 PM

posted Dec 22, 2016, 10:34 AM by Julie Johnston   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 8:51 AM ]
Author and former Darien Historical Executive Director Madeline Hart will visit the Society on Sunday January 29th at 3:30 PM to discuss the life and art of Darien resident, artist, portraitist and landscape painter Vincent Colyer. 

Colyer’s humanitarian pursuits placed him amidst two significant nineteenth century events – the Civil War and the subsequent westward expansion under the doctrine of “Manifest Destiny”. Colyer’s efforts to give voice to those who had none included care for former slaves, and illuminating the plight of displaced Native Americans. His paintings of the Connecticut shore reflect the peace he enjoyed on Contentment Island with his wife and his good friend John F. Kensett, but his legacy lies in the hundreds of small watercolors that he did out west. 

Admission is free for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP to Ulla Kremer at (203) 655-9233 or ukremer@darienhistorical.org.