Pagon, Katharine W. Dunn

Katharine W. Dunn Pagon

1892-1988

Member of the 45 Group.

A trained portrait painter, Pagon was a member of the ‘45 Group on Nantucket and part of the artist contingent from the Baltimore/Washington area that included Sarah Baker, Charlotte Stuart Kimball, and Elinor Gibson Graham. She was an early member of the Artists Association and showed in the early Sidewalk Art Shows, as in 1934.

Kept a studio on Nantucket.

Student 1910-1918, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

She became close friends with her teacher Hugh Breckenridge and corresponded with he and his family over many years.

 

Birth - Dec. 1892 (Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania)

Death - Nov. 1988 (Baltimore, Maryland)           

 

Lived/Active  -  Often Known For

Maryland  -  landscapes, florals

Nantucket  -  Portriats, woodcuts, intaglio prints

 

Methods

* Easel Painting

* Plein Air Painting

 

Media

* Oil Paint

* Watercolor, Watercolour

* Printmaking

Styles

* Impressionism Before 1940

 

Subjects

* Floral Landscape, Wildflowers

* Floral Still Life, Floral Motifs

* Landscape

* Marine, Maritime, Nautical, Boats

* Still Life

* Abstract

* Portraits

 

Geography/Places Lived and/or Worked

* Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

 

Associations

* National Association of Women Artists

* Salons of America

Some Exhibitions

* 1930s, several appearences in the Annual Painting & Sculpture Exhibition by Maryland Artists (1933, 1934, 1935, 1937)

* Artists Association of Nantucket

* Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC

* National Academy of Design

* National Association of Women Artists

* Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

* Salons of America

 

Teacher

* Hugh Breckenridge

Schools

* Columbia University Art Studies, Student

* Maryland Institute of Design, College of Art, Student

* Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Student

 

Awards/Recognition

Cresson Traveling Scholarship

 

Chronology

* Early 20th Century Before 1950

 

Added Description

* Art Educator, Teaching, Lecturer

 

Papers in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts:

Correspondence with Hugh H. Breckenridge and his family, 1926-39

Clippings and printed matter

Album of photographs of Breckenridge paintings

 

  • Margaretta Hinchman

 

Visual Arts Center

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Telephone: 508 228 0722
Fax: 508 228 9700

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Mailing Address:

Artists Association of Nantucket
P.O. Box 1104, Nantucket MA 02554