Welcome to our exhibition!
5 minute video
Caroline M. Clowes (1838—1904) was nationally known & celebrated during her lifetime as an accomplished animal & landscape painter. Depicting Dutchess County scenes from her LaGrange backyard studio, her family second home in Florida, and elsewhere, her life and works have been lost to the chronicle of art for over 100 years. Recently rediscovered by her family, and recently restored and researched by the Dutchess County Historical Society, this is the first exhibit of her life story, illustrated by her paintings, sketches, letters, and personal items. With decades of her professional life still ahead of her, her work was featured at the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition on the nation's 100th anniversary. Then we'll examine her death, the decline of her legacy, and its energetic rebirth!