Jonathan Scoville (1937-1996)
Where: Town Street
Scoville, known for modernist oil landscapes and cloudscapes, was born in Manhattan and spent his childhood summers in Cornwall. Scoville graduated from the Browning School, New York University, and the Art Students League.
In 1967, Scoville returned to Cornwall to build a home and studio on a plot of Scoville family land.
Scoville was the recipient of many awards, fellowships and grants, including at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. His work was exhibited around New England, and many of his works are held by major American museums such as the Condeso-Lawler Gallery, the National Museum of American Art, the Butler Institute, and the National Gallery. Scoville died at Geer after a long battle with pneumonia.
Image from the Collection of the Cornwall Historical Society