Meet The Artists

HARMES, ELMER SARASOTA

Elmer Harmes, Sarasota, Ringling School of Art.  On back stretcher, Sally Marlow, Circus Equestrienne, signed lower right, E Harmes, 43. Oil on canvas, 22 by 27 inches. Sally Marlow was…

McNeer, BELLE WEEDEN TAMPA

  Belle Weeden McNeer was the first artist working in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, advertising in the Florida Gazetteer and Business Directory of 1895 as an artist. Belle Weeden was…

Smith, ERNEST A. “Frog” Fort Myers

  Frog Smith, Everybody is Happy Happy While Mother Cooks Without Gas, Electricity or Even a Stove. Mixed Media, 14 by 18 inches.  Ernest “Frog” Smith’s colorful depictions of cracker…

HENTHORNE, FAYE M. Clearwater

Faye Henthorne. Clearwater Beach, 1944. Oil on artists board, 18 by 24 inches. Signed lower right Faye Henthorne, 44. Here is a particularly poignant portrait of two young people, likely…

SCHICK, PAUL R. Palm Beach

  Schick, Paul R. Palms Along the Sea. Oil on canvas, 24 by 30 inches. Society of the Four Arts exhibition label on back, March-April 1940. Paul R. Schick made…

RUSSELL, WALTER BOWMAN Miami

The Pool at the Biltmore Hotel, 1926. Oil on canvas, 30 by 40 inches, signed lower left. Here is a painting by Walter Bowman Russell, The Pool at the Biltmore…

Borchardt, Norman Tampa

Harvest Moon Sugar Cane, Hillsborough County. Watercolor, tempera, 16 by 24 inches.  Born in Georgia, Norman Borchardt grew up in Tampa, graduating with honors from Hillsborough High School in 1908.…

DUTTON, CHARLES N. Palm Beach

These three paintings of the Seminole Tribe of Florida were hung in the lobby of the Royal Poinciana Hotel in Palm Beach. The hotel, built by Henry M. Flagler, opened…

EARWOOD, MARGARET Belle Glade

Earwood, Margaret, Belle Glade. Everglades Cranes, 1944. Exhibited, Pepsi Cola Painting of the Year. Oil on canvas 24 by 30 inches. Margaret Earwood came to Belle Glade in 1946 with…

Aleen Aked, Sarasota

  Aleen Aked was an important figure in the artistic life of Sarasota in the 1930’s. Born in Yorkshire, England, Aked moved to Canada in 1910 and at age fourteen…

Clarence Hurley Alderman, Ft. Greene

  Sometimes called a “Pre-Highwayman,” Clarence Alderman was born in Sarasota in 1902. As a child he moved with his family to Ft. Green, about an hour east of Bradenton.…