"At Lyme, and especially at Miss Griswold's, there is the atmosphere one finds in the haunts of painters in Europe."*

While boarding at Miss Florence Griswold's in the summer of 1899, Henry Ward Ranger was busy making plans to form an artists' colony. Little did he know, within a few short years, the quiet Connecticut town of Old Lyme would become known from coast to coast as an art center of distinction. Childe Hassam's arrival in 1903 attracted many others as this remarkable group transformed into, "the most famous Impressionist-oriented art colony in America."** 
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* Hamilton Easter Field, THE ARTS, August-September, 1921, pg. 21. The town of Lyme historically encompassed Old Lyme as well as the villages of Hamburg and Hadlyme.
** William H. Gerdts, American Impressionism (New York: Abbeville Press, 1984) p. 221.
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