Matilda Browne Catalogue
Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden
By Susan G. Larkin with Amy Kurtz Lansing
Softcover: 80 pages
Publisher: Florence Griswold Museum (2017)
Product Size: .25 x 8 x 9.75 inches
In 2013, the Florence Griswold Museum purchased Peonies, arguably Matilda Browne’s Impressionist masterwork. This opportune acquisition led Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing to propose that we undertake the first museum exhibition devoted to Matilda Browne (1869-1947), a talented artist who forged a reputation as a professional painter in an era when opportunities for women were limited.
Accepted as a peer by the male artists in the Lyme Art Colony, she was the only woman accorded the privilege of painting one of the famed doors in the Florence Griswold House. In Greenwich, where she lived most of her adult life, she was a founder of the Greenwich Society of Artists and exhibited in all of their annuals from the first, in 1912, through 1931. And yet, until now, she has never been the subject of a retrospective exhibition. This catalogue features an essay by guest curator Susan Larkin and 75 figural images most in full color. In addition there is an exhibition checklist for the accompanying exhibit as well as a listing of her lifetime exhibitions. A great resource for any collector.