Laurence P. Sisson
Although painter Laurence P. Sisson was born in Boston, he spent a large part of his life in the Boothbay Harbor region of Maine. He received his artistic training at the Worcester Museum of Art School and through a scholarship to the Yale Summer School. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Boston Watercolor Society and the New Jersey Painters and Sculptors Society. At the age of 23 Sisson had a solo exhibition at Vose Gallery in Boston. He exhibited extensively, including at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, the National Academy of Design, the Allied Artists of America, the American Federation of the Arts traveling exhibition, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Portland Museum of Art. He won numerous awards and prizes and his works can be found in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Berkshire Museum of Art, the Columbia (NC) Museum of Art, the Albuquerque Museum, the Portland Museum of Art and the Worcester Museum of Art. He was the artist in residence at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts in 1950 and the following year one of his works graced the cover of Fortune magazine. Sisson also served as the Director of the Maine College of Art for a time. During the later part of his career, Sisson took his artistic talents to the Southwest.