Joseph Eliot Enneking (1881 - 1942)
Boats, Mystic, Connecticut, c. 1926
Oil on canvas on board
14 x 12 inches
Signed at lower left: J. Eliot Enneking
Inscribed on original paper backing: Title. “Boats” Price $100.00 / by J. Eliot Enneking / 17 Webster St. Hyde Park – Mass / Society of Mystic Artists / 2nd Annual / August 5th to 25th 1926
Impressionist landscape painter Joseph Eliot Enneking was born in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, the son of John Joseph Enneking, also an Impressionist painter. He studied at the Boston Museum School with Joseph De Camp, Frank Benson and Edmond Tarbell.
Enneking opened a studio in Brookline, Massachusetts, not far from Boston, painting around Mill Pond, a quiet wildlife refuge. He also painted beach scenes, paths through woods, and the light at sunset in Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts.
He was a member and exhibited at the North Shore Art Association, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Salmagundi Club, and Copley Society. Enneking also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.