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A few months back I joined the Salmagundi Club Library Sketching Group, a newly formed group in an old organization.
Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art
organizations in the United States. Housed in an historic brownstone
mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, its members have included important American artists such as Thomas
Moran, William Merritt Chase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, N.C. Wyeth and
Historic palettes on the walls in Salmagundi Club library, including Ralph Blakelock's, Ernest Lawson's, one of The Eight of the Ash Can School, Carl Brenner, William Henry Lippingcott
The Salmagundi Club originated in 1871 as a sketch class in Johnathan
Scott Hartley's studio and purchased this mid-nineteenth century
brownstone house in 1917 as its second home.
Originally formed as the Salmagundi Sketch Club in 1871,
the Club adopted its present name a hundred years ago after Washington
Irving published his potpourri of wit and wisdom called "The Salmagundi
Papers". The name also serves as the club dining room's famous
Today, the club is reviving the sketch class that began over 140 years ago.
Bust of Thomas Moran, Pentalic Nature Sketch, 8.5 x 11, 130lb. 25% cotton paper,Derwent, burnt sienna, watercolor pencil.
Pentalic Nature Sketch, 8.5 x 11, 130lb. 25% cotton paper, 2b graphite pencil
This charming fellow sits atop the mantle in the library and I'm beginning to think of him as the group's mascot!
Salmagundi Club Library