Provincetown Dunes

Provincetown Dunes

On view at Bert Gallery:

C. Gordon Harris
Pastel on Paper 12” x 16”
Dunes-Cape $400.

C. Gordon Harris (1891 – 1963), one of Rhode Island’s best known and most prolific artists was born in Providence October 17, 1891. He was the son of Albert Edward and Florence Dowler Harris. He studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design with Frank Mathewson, Stacy Tolman, Cyrus Farnum and George Hays.

Although he was best known for his oils, he also worked in water colors and pastels. All of Mr. Harris’s paintings were outdoor subjects showing the landscape in various seasons and in many moods. He was perhaps best known for his paintings of Rhode Island, including scenes at Wickford, but he painted widely in other parts of New England and each fall went to Vermont. In later years he added Bermuda scenery to his subject matter and essayed into the field of urban landscape.

Mr. Harris conducted art classes at the Providence Art Club at Sakonnet, at his home at Louisquisset Pike in Saylesville, and for the last 17 years of his life at Loring’s Shanty, an art center in Wickford.

Mr. Harris was a member of the Providence Art Club, the South County Art Association, the Providence Water Color Club, the East Greenwich Art Association, the Meriden Connecticut Art Association and What Cheer Masonic Lodge of Providence. He died on August 19, 1963.