Florence Griswold House, Old Lyme, Connecticut

By: erikslieber

Dec 29 2011

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Focal Length:32mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

This is Florence Griswold’s house. In order to help the Griswolds survive financially, the home was turned into a boarding house. In 1899, the artist, Henry Ward Ranger, arrived thinking that Old Lyme would be an ideal setting for an American school of landscape painting. He settled into the Griswold home. Other artists soon followed and the Lyme Art Colony was born. Once Childe Hassam arrived in 1903, Old Lyme became the center of American impressionism, sometimes called the “American Giverny.”


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