The Cornish Art Colony was centered around Cornish, New Hampshire from 1895 to World War I. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the central figure of the Colony and his home is now preserved as the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park. In addition to painters like Thomas Dewing (see his painting “Summer” above) the colony had about 100 artists, sculptors, writers and designers.
With the demise of the Cornish Colony Museum in 2010 the best place to get a feel of the colony is the Saint-Gaudens home and park. The park is beautiful any time of the year but especially in the fall.
In addition to the beautiful landscaped grounds there are a number of the sculptors works reproduced arouund the property.
During the summer months there are resident artists on site that can be observed as they are doing their work.