The Wilton Historical Society is honored to be showing the work of critically acclaimed quilt designer Denyse Schmidt. Her creations are modern interpretations of classic quilt designs – contemporary, functional textile art with deep historic roots.
June Myles' hooked artwork engages the viewer with humor and a style that finds its origins in folk art. Alive with color, texture and movement the pieces display her sophisticated use of color, love of language and virtuoso needle skills. Her work has been exhibited widely across Connecticut and in Maine and West Virginia.
Henry Grinnell Thomson was a private student of the preeminent artist of the day, William Merritt Chase, and exhibited at the National Academy of Design. In 1885, at age 35, Thomson moved to pastoral Wilton, and it was here that his style evolved to an Impressionist approach. Other Connecticut residents were practicing Impressionist techniques, including Thomson's neighbors, J. Alden Weir and Willard Metcalf. Thomson subsequently became part of a group of artists who worked in Wilton and Norwalk, known as the Silvermine Guild, and exhibited with the Society of Independent Artists.