For centuries fine artists have been inspired by nature and searched for the perfect light. In the late 1800's a young man named Charles Hawthorne found that light on Cape Cod and established the first art school devoted to painting outdoors.
This stunning barn with its massive light-filled window belongs to the Hawthorne School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts—a school where Hans Hofmann, Norman Rockwell, and Lee Krasner once studied—and is, sadly, up for sale...
The school is still open, offering a variety of classes in art, music and wellness but is on the market for 3.5 million dollars and under threat of being sold to a private owner or, worse, a developer. There are several entities striving to raise the money to save this historic New England property and you can read more of the Hawthorne School of Art story here.
For now we wanted to share its stunning barn window as a source of inspiration on this Monday afternoon.