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Charles Webster Hawthorne
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1872
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1930
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

American Artist. Founded Cape Cod School of Art at Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1899. Born in Lodi, Illinois. Raised in the fishing/mariner village of Richmond, Maine, where much of his most celebrated art influence is later said to have begun. His highest valued art captures the everyday lifestyle of his real-life working class neighbors in the American-Azorean fishing village of Provincetown.
Known for capturing the Portuguese fisherman everyday life in his Cape Cod - Provincetown, Massachusetts area paintings. Studied with famous American artists: William Johnson and Norman Rockwell; Mentor to notable American artist Garritt Beneker - and also to Henry Hensche who kept the Cape Cod School of Art alive for 50 years.
Married artist, Ethel "Marion" Campbell, and together they had a son, Joseph, born in Provincetown. The Hawthorne family split their life between the artist community at the east end of Provincetown (and Charles' Cape Cod Art School) and their New York City, New York, home at 280 West 4th Street.

Sources: Book - "Charles Webster Hawthorne: Paintings & Watercolors" by R.Muhlberger;; Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS, online at; Discipline of Light: Disertation by Barbara Naron Faulkner, Louisana State University, May 2007, page 43, online at http//; Truro Cemetery Commission (all online sites accessed 14 July 2007); article "1930 Famed Ptown artist dies" at (29Nov2010)

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  Ethel Marion Campbell Hawthorne (1869 - 1945)
  Joseph Campbell Hawthorne (1908 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Snow Cemetery
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 136
Created by: L Pritchett
Record added: Aug 06, 2006
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Charles Webster Hawthorne
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