The Life and Works of Alice Conklin BevinLocal East Hampton Artist Alice Bevin
December 21, 2019
In The East Hampton Community Room at 1:00
The Chatham Historical Society and East Hampton Library are co-sponsoring a talk by Debbie Day & Carol Morris, on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 pm at the East Hampton Library Community Room at 105 Main St. in East Hampton. Day & Morris will give a presentation on East Hampton’s own Alice Bevin, famed Parisian artist, and Carl Price who has written books on The History of East Hampton
Notable Alice Bevin Paintings
Alice Bevin painted many landscapes as well as portraits in Europe for many years but was forced to return to the United States when the war broke out. She made a studio in the barn at her grandfather Philo Bevin’s house, now known as the Bevin House (bed and breakfast). While there she painted many historic homes and portraits of many prominent people from East Hampton. She also painted many of the homes in the neighborhood and some of the children and young ladies who she made friends with there. The talk will feature many of her works and most importantly, the portrait of Carl Price, historian and author of two books written about East Hampton. “Yankee Township” and “Postscripts to Yankee Township.” The portrait will be officially donated to the Historical Society at that time. The mystery of where it has been all this time will be revealed.
The event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend should register at the East Hampton library website or by calling 860-267-6621. Refreshments will be served and good will donations are accepted.
Directions: From the Stop & Shop on Rt. 66 in East Hampton go south on Main St. for approx. .5 mile. The library is on the left side of the road.
East Hampton Native
Alice Bevin 1893-1969
The Official East Hampton, CT Historical Society Website
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