The 20th century was the stage for some of the greatest modern artists in history. Images that spoke of comfort and hope to American artists and their public were still easy to find in Connecticut in 1900: meadows, marshes, rocks, trees, rivers, and a sheltered shoreline; as well as historic New England buildings, homely dirt roads, well-worked farmlands, and old-fashioned gardens. Interviews with artists living and working in New England as well as interviews with gallery owners, museum owners and art historians. Chaseâs students included Anne Ramsdell Congdon, Emily Leamon Hoffmeier, Harriet Lord, Elizabeth Saltonstall, Ruth Haviland Sutton, and Isabelle Hollister Tuttle, all mainstays of the Artists Association of Nantucket in the mid-20th century. We also display sculpture and offer original and limited-edition prints by important New England artists. The artists we represent span the spectrum from contemporary American impressionists to contemporary American realists. British art may be classified as the visual art produced by artists in the United Kingdom since its formation in 1707.Among the most prominent early British artists were William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough.Romanticism was a movement which originated in late 18th century and dominated the European art world.Its artists laid emphasis on emotion and individualism â¦ Except for Impressionism, it witnessed all the influential movements of modern art (modernism), plus the more fragmented styles of contemporary art (postmodernism). Marcel Duchampâs oeuvre spanned many of the early 20th centuryâs key movements, including Dada and Futurism. Introduction. From paintings which verge on the traditional to artwork that pushes the boundaries of postmodernism, 20th Century art had it all. The 20th Century was a period of massive change for everyone, so as a result the art world turned on its head, as well. Bayview Gallery offers paintings by New England's finest and most renowned artists. Early-Mid 20th Century American Artists. Harry H. Howe was the son of T. Bailey Howe who is well known (T. Bailey) as an early 20th century New England painter known for his paintings of clipper ships and harbor scenes. In New England's case, the MFA simply tends to have more of the singular, knock-down masterpieces than even the great college collections like those at Harvard and Yale. List of American Artists: â¢ Up to 18th Century â¢ 19th Century â¢ Early-Mid 20th Century â¢ Contemporary Artists â¢ Undated 20th-Century New England Landscapes is the second in a series of three exquisite exhibitions showcasing works from the private collection of Stan Fry.The show will feature over 60 works of art by some of the most important New England artists of the twentieth century, including Roy Brown, Charles Curtis Allen, Anthony Thieme, Arthur Diehl, and many others. Fine oil on artist board painting of a New England river scene by listed American artist, Harry Hambro Howe (1886-1968). Connecticut Artists in the Early 20th Century.