Monthly Archives: December 2012

Art Under the Influence – John Thomas Millidge

John Thomas Millidge (1850-c 1919) was the son of John J. Millidge and Isabella Peters, and the great-grandson of James Peters, one of the Loyalist founders of Gagetown.  It appears John Sr. was the local schoolteacher and died relatively young … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence – Annie Hewlett Deveber

With the likes of Abraham Wood and Anthony Flower working as artists in Queens County, it is little wonder that an interest in fine art carried through to subsequent generations.  Annie Hewlett Deveber (1855-1927), Gagetown was clearly inspired by the … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence – Reverend Abraham Wood and Anthony Flower

Reverend Abraham Wood was born in Yorkshire, England, 22 July 1791.  He trained as an Anglican minister and was sent out to New Brunswick by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, stopping first at Saint … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence – Susan A. MacDonald

While migrant and itinerant artists had an impact on Queens County, the level of homegrown, professionally trained talent is impressive as well.  Susan A. MacDonald was born 19 February 1851, the daughter of James MacDonald and Sarah Smith, MacDonald’s Corner.  … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence – Albert Gallatin Hoit

Albert Gallatin Hoit was born in Sandwich, New Hampshire in 1809.  Largely self-taught, he appears to have been painting at a very young age.  Following his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1829, Hoit worked in Maine charging between $30-50 per … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence – Thomas MacDonald

Thomas MacDonald was born about 1785, migrated to New Brunswick in 1819 from Scotland and traveled the St. John River Valley making a living painting portraits, including Charlotte Bell in 1820, Samuel Leonard Tilley and Daniel Babbit about 1829, and … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence

The signature summer exhibition at the Court House, Art Under the Influence explored the artistic legacy of Queens County over three centuries through artists’ motivation and influences.  As one of our most successful exhibitions and in case you missed it, … Continue reading

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