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John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972) was a New Hope, PA, impressionist painter, having moved there in 1916. The New Hope Impressionist group included such painters as Edward Redfield (1869-1965), Daniel Garber (1880-1958) and Robert Spencer (1879-1931).
John Folinsbee studied at the Art Students League with John F. Carlson and Birge Harrison, and was a member of he National Academy, Century Association, and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art. Exhibition venues included the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
Folinsbee owned a summer house and swimming pond on Westport Island, Maine. (Redfield owned a summer house in Boothbay Harbor.) He painted from a boat on the Sheepscot River and out to sea as far as Seguin Island, off the mouth of the Kennebec River. “Squall”, pictured here, is a Sheepscot scene, with a strong onshore wind and two boats pitching wildly.
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