Rocky Maine Coastline

Edgar Hewitt Nye

Oil on canvas

37 x 42 in.

Signed lower right


Edgar Nye

Edgar Hewitt Nye


Edgar Hewitt Nye was an important painter in the emerging Washington, DC art scene in the early-20th century. Nye was born in 1879 in Richmond, Virginia, and died in 1943 in Washington, DC, where he lived most of his life, except for the years he spent in France and England between 1901 and 1914. He taught privately at his studio.

He studied at the Corcoran School and with J.N. Barlow of England. He was a member of the Society of Washington Artists; Washington Watercolor Club; and the Washington Landscape Club.

His works were included in exhibitions of the Society of Washington Artists; Corcoran Gallery Biennials, 1914 26 (4 times); Corcoran Gallery (solo, 1922); Washington Watercolor Club (winning prizes in 1926, 1927, 1933, 1937); Gr. Washington Independent Exhibition, 1935 (winning the purchase prize); the Society of Independent Artists; and the Washington Landscape Club.

Photo Credit:

Exhibition catalog cover for “Edgar Nye”.  Solo show May 3 through June 23, 1979 at Adams Davidson Galleries. Written by Ted Cooper, Director

Selected Collections:
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Additional information


This may depict Gull Rock, Monhegan, Maine.


Estate of Alyce L. Donohoe


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