Winfield Scott Clime (1881 - 1958)
A Village Garden, Old Lyme, n.d.
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches
Signed at lower right: Winfield Scott Clime
Signed and titled on stretcher bar: WINFIELD SCOTT CLIME / A VILLAGE GARDEN / OLD LYME
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1881, Winfield Scott Clime trained at both the Corcoran Art School and the Art Students League in New York. While primarily identified with the Old Lyme Art Colony, Clime built the early stages of his career in Washington, DC where he, along with Charles Seaton (1865-1926), co-founded a group originally known as “The Ramblers” in 1916, though in 1919 they took on the more formal name, the Landscape Club of Washington. After a brief stop in Jersey City, New Jersey, Clime eventually came to Connecticut and it was while he was living in Old Lyme that Clime reached the peak of his career. He exhibited at notable venues such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, Corcoran Gallery, National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Lyme Art Association. He passed away in Old Lyme in 1958.