Displayed in a re-creation of his studio in Cape Neddick, Maine, Robert Laurent: Open Studio presents drawings, paintings, and sculpture by Robert Laurent (1890-1970) and artists in his circle. This exhibition brings the personal side of his practice to the forefront and provides a glimpse into the space of his artistic production between 1922 and 1970. By highlighting his interactions with Hamilton Easter Field (1873-1922), Wood Gaylor (1883-1957), Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952), Elyot Henderson (1908-1975), and his son John Laurent (1921-2005), this installation examines Laurent’s role in the Ogunquit artist colonies and the ongoing impact of his teaching career and legacy.
This exhibition was organized by Andy Ritzo and the Curatorial staff of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, in consultation with artist Tom Glover and Andrew Eschelbacher, Director of Curatorial Affairs with the American Federation of Arts. The museum is grateful to Martha L. Taylor for generously supporting this exhibition.