Charcoal Club of Baltimore

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The Charcoal Club has been an arts club in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on an intermittent basis since 1883.

History[edit]

Started as the Sketch Club in 1883 by a group of male artists in Baltimore who "desired to draw and paint from life" (meaning nude models), the Charcoal Club was incorporated in 1885. The founding officers included Adalbert J. Volck and Joseph Evans Sperry.[1] The Club held exhibitions of local and national artists and its "annual juried exhibition of contemporary American art [was]...from 1911 to 1926...the high point of Baltimore's brief art season".[2] The Club was also known for its wild annual "Bal des Arts".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiegand, Henry H. "The Charcoal Club of Baltimore", Art and Archaeology 19 (5-6) June 1925: p. 274.
  2. ^ Kirwin, Liza (1985). "Back to Bohemia with the Charcoal Club of Baltimore". Archives of American Art Journal 25 (1-2): 44. 
  3. ^ Kirwin, Liza (1985). "Back to Bohemia with the Charcoal Club of Baltimore". Archives of American Art Journal 25 (1-2): 45. 

Primary sources[edit]

Secondary sources[edit]

  • Wiegand, Henry H. (June 1925). "The Charcoal Club of Baltimore". Art and Archaeology 19 (5-6): 274–277. 
  • Kirwin, Liza (1985). "Back to Bohemia with the Charcoal Club of Baltimore". Archives of American Art Journal 25 (1-2): 41–46.