[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Fall of 2015]
BERRY, Carroll Thayer [1886-1979]
“Storm, Maine Coast”
etching / 8 inches by 10 inches
“Carroll Thayer Berry (1886-1978) was a founding member of Maine Coast Artists, now the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. He lived in the picturesque town of Rockport, Maine in the midcoast region. C.T. Berry was a marine engineer with a special gift of draftsmanship. He also studied fine art at the venerable Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Berry loved the sea and was an enthusiastic observer of life along the coast of Maine. He created original interpretations of beloved landmarks of the Maine Coast.”
Berry’s wood engraving of the rugged Maine coast was a gift to the Community Collection from Jim and Catherine LaFarge, Putney, Vermont, in memory of her father Benjamin Tabor.The LaFarges and Tabors vacationed often near Rockport, Maine, where they made the acquaintance of C. T. Berry during the 1970s.