365 Days of Art: June 20 – John Henry Twachtman Writes a Letter About His Studio

John Twachtman, Fish Sheds, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1902

June 20, 1902

John Henry Twachtman writes in a letter that he’s rented a studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he’s about to spend his third summer. He will die in less than three months of a brain aneurysm, but the paintings he creates in Gloucester in the last three summers of his life are some of his most complex and engaging landscapes.