Welcome to our exhibition!

DCHS CMCE Rediscovering 000

Exhibition introduction

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!

Video Library

Online Exhibition in Four Chapters Below

Donors to the Saving Miss Clowes Fund

The generous support of our members and the following specific donors to the Saving Miss Clowes Fund have allowed us to preserve and share the works and legacy of Caroline Morgan Clowes.

Doris Adams
Paola Bari
Susan Blodgett
Darrelyn Brennan
Joseph & Patricia Broun
Patricia Corrigan
Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Melissa Diets
Virginia Donovan
Rob & Sue Doyle
John Dyson
Kelly Ellenwood
Joanna Frang & Mark Debald
Robert Gosselink
Julius & Carla Gude
E. Stuart & Linda Hubbard
William Jeffway & Christopher Lee
Peter Jung Fine Arts
Betsy Kopstein-Stuts
Diane & Peter Lapis
Lou & Candy Lewis
Stephen Lumb
Robert. & Patricia McAlpine
Kirk Moldoff & Holly Ferris
Melodye Moore & Lenny Miller
James & Margaret Nelson
Kathleen & Christia Rankin
William Rhoads
Susanne Rittenberry
Nancy Rubsam
Chip & Karen Simon Charitable Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Kathleen Smith & Christian Rohrbach
Nevill & Karen Smyth
Sheldon Stowe
James Taylor
Denise Doring Van Buren
Mary Kay Vrba
Jane Whitman
Stacy Whittaker
Frederick & Sharon Whilhelm