Charles Walter Stetson
|Charles Walter Stetson|
March 25, 1858|
Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island
|Died||July 21, 1911
|Spouse(s)||Charlotte Anna Perkins,
Grace Ellery Channing
Charles Walter Stetson (1858–1911) was an American artist often described as a "colorist" for his rich use of color.
Stetson was a self-taught painter. At the age of 14 he began painting, and at the age of 20 he opened his own studio in Providence, Rhode Island. He became friends with fellow artists Edward Bannister and George William Whitaker. Their meetings together resulted in the founding of the Providence Art Club on February 19, 1880.
He married Charlotte Perkins in 1884. Their only child was born in 1885, they were separated in 1888, and they divorced amicably in 1894. Not long after, Stetson married Charlotte's cousin and closest friend, poet Grace Ellery Channing. After marrying Grace, Stetson moved to California, and then in 1901 they moved to Rome, Italy.
Influence and legacy
- American Art Annual, Volume 9. MacMillan Company. 1911. p. 318.
- "Inductee Details: Charles Walter Stetson". Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
- Workers of the Federal Writers' Project of the WPA for the State of Rhode Island (1937). Rhode Island, a Guide to the Smallest State. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 153. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- Endure: The Diaries of Charles Walter Stetson, edited by Mary Armfield Hill, Temple University Press (1985) ISBN 0-87722-373-4
- The Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, edited by Denise D. Knight, University Press of Virginia (1994) ISBN 0-8139-1524-4
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