The Life and Works of Alice Conklin Bevin

Local East Hampton Artist Alice Bevin

December 21, 2019

In The East Hampton Community Room at 1:00

Alice Conklin Bevin

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 Conklin Painting
Alice Bevin Painting of a russian dancer
Alice Bevin Young Girl Painting

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

MaIn Street East Hampton
Alice Bevin was an East Hampton Born Parisian Artist who painted throughout the world from the Arctic Circle to the boarder of the Sahara Desert. In her own words from a 1940 Hartford Courant article, she stated “The people I have painted throughout the world …. have not only impressed me by the contrast of their various types but they have shown me many sides of life hitherto unknown. What knowledge of life one gains painting people. From all the portraits and studies I have done how much more I have learned beyond mere composition and the bare technique of painting that each new subject teaches us.”    You can read this complete article on Alice Bevin at   Dean Remembers
The Official East Hampton, CT Historical Society Website

This site intends to provide information to the public about the Chatham Historical Society’s upcoming Calendar of Events and Programs with the purpose of bringing together people interested in the History of Cobalt, Middle Haddam, and East Hampton, Connecticut.

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