In summer white


"A Study in White'' (oil on canvas), by CHARLES WEBSTER HAWTHORNE (1872-1930), in the show "American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony,'' at the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass, though Oct. 25.

New England, especially the coast and mountains, had lots of artist colonies from the Civil War on. It probably still does but doesn't seem to producing as many famous artists as it did in Victorian and Edwardian times. And most artists can't afford to live in the scenic coastal towns to which they used to flock, Even the Berkshires have gotten too pricey.