Library of Washington Features Work by Artist de Montville

The works of Tom MacConnell de Montville are exhibited until February at the Gibbs Library in Washington. Photo submitted

Tom MacConnell’s works will be on display at the Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Washington, through February.

There are three of a series of large untitled watercolors and four large photographic prints.

MacConnell has been creating art for over 50 years, mostly from his home base in Montville. Originally raised in North Carolina and Florida, he left for Europe after a year studying with John Roy at Florida State. Over the next few years, he taught himself in major museums and libraries across Europe and studied etching and printmaking at Stockholm University, according to a press release from the library.

Upon returning to the United States in the mid-1960s, his interest turned to photography. MacConnell photographed extensively in the United States and Mexico, particularly in Maine, New Orleans and Seattle. He was strongly influenced by the photographer Ernst Haas, who was his teacher and friend.

He returned to painting in 1996, with large oil and acrylic paintings dominating the work. More recently, he returned to watercolors and produced regularly in his studio in Montville.

Past exhibitions include the Colby College Museum of Art (photography), the Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport (photography and painting), and the Gibbs Library.

The library may announce a reception at the end of the fair if the level of COVID risk drops.

The library is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday; 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

For more information, call 207-845-2663.

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