Margaret Fitzhugh Browne: Sixty Years of Portrait Painting

Now through October 9th at the Cape Ann Museum

Margaret Fitzhugh-BrowneMargaret Fitzhugh Browne (1884-1972) Emily “Bonnie” Browne, the Artist’s Sister, c. 1920s.
Oil on canvas. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

Margaret Fitzhugh Browne (1884-1972) was an important member of both the Boston and the Cape Ann communities. Locally, she maintained a studio in Annisquam and was an active member of the North Shore Arts Association and the Gloucester Society of Artists.

The walls of the second floor of the Annisquam Village Hall seemed naked without Margaret Browne’s strikingly beautiful portraits. In addition to paintings borrowed from the Hall, on exhibit at the Cape Ann Museum are Browne’s paintings in the museum’s collections, and paintings borrowed from private collections. A special Margaret Browne walking tour of Annisquam is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 16th.

Saturday, July 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Margaret Fitzhugh Browne’s Annisquam Walking Tour

Take an historical stroll through the artist’s Annisquam neighborhood. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition, Margaret Fitzhugh Browne: Sixty Years of Portrait Painting. $20 members, $30 nonmembers. Cape Ann Museum Exhibits and Programs

1 thought on “Margaret Fitzhugh Browne: Sixty Years of Portrait Painting

  1. Joan Eschman

    When I was in high school, I think it was 1948 when my parents and I visited her gallery. She came up to us and asked if I would be interested in posing for her in her Boston studio. (we lived in Belmont). I wore an evening gown and it was a lovely portrait. She then asked if I would pose for her classes on Saturdays, which I did. The portrait was too expensive for us to buy and I always wondered what happened to it and the other ones from her class. She was a great artist and a nice lady


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