Rediscovering S.P. Rolt Triscott: Monhegan Island Artist and Photographer (Paperback)

Rediscovering S.P. Rolt Triscott: Monhegan Island Artist and Photographer By Richard H. Malone, Earle G. Shettleworth Jr Cover Image

Rediscovering S.P. Rolt Triscott: Monhegan Island Artist and Photographer (Paperback)

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In 1902, esteemed watercolorist Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott (1846–1925), enamored with Monhegan’s beauty and remoteness, became the first artist to live there year-round, painting watercolors and oils and producing hand-tinted photographs.


Richard Malone’s writing complements Triscott’s masterful landscapes and glass plate photos, many of which are paired to show the same Monhegan vistas.


Published with The Monhegan Museum



Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Richard H. Malone (1930-1992) graduated from Pennsylvania State University, served as an officer in the United States Navy, and pursued a business career in Maine.  During his retirement, Mr. Malone collected paintings by S. P. Rolt Triscott and conducted extensive research on his life, which resulted in the 1979 biographical essay included in this book.  In 1983 Mr. Malone was the guest curator for "Monhegan: A Century of Art," an exhibition at the William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum in Rockland, Maine.

Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. was appointed to the first board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission in 1971 and has served as director of the commission since 1976 and as Maine State Historian since 2004.
Product Details ISBN: 9780884482406
ISBN-10: 0884482405
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication Date: June 1st, 2002
Pages: 220
Language: English
Collectors,
dealers, and museums are taking notice of Triscott’s long-forgotten
watercolors, appreciating not only the exceptional technique but also his
sensitive portrayal of land and sea.
— Edward L. Deci, Monhegan Museum Association

Triscott’s paintings are strong, compelling, and unique for
his time.
— Bangor Daily News