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Aldro T. Hibbard
Mt. Mansfield
Oil on canvas
38 x 42 in.

Aldro T. Hibbard

(American, 1886-1972)

Aldro T. Hibbard was born August 25, 1886 in Falmouth, MA and died in Rockport, MA November 12, 1972. He studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School (1909), the Mass. College of art; and with Edmund C. Tarbell, Frank W. Benson, Leslie P. Thompsen, Joseph R. DeCamp and Philip Hale at Boston's Museum School (through 1913) and because he showed such talent the MFA gave Hibbard a Paige Traveling Scholarship (1913-1915) to study abroad.

Despite the fact that Hibbard was a remarkably gifted baseball player and was asked to join pro teams, he gave up sports to become a professional painter and instructor. In 1915 Hibbard was instructor of painting at Boston University. He was a Founding Member and director of the Rockport Art Association (MA) Summer School of Drawing and Painting (1921-1928), which later became The Hibbard School of Painting. He is best known for his post-impressionistic winter landscapes of New England.

Memberships: Guild of Boston Artists; National Academy of Design (ANA; NA 1933); Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; Rockport AA; New Haven Paint & Clay Club; North Shore AA (MA); Salmagundi Club (NY); Gloucester AA (MA, board of managers); Copley Society; Audubon Artists; Allied American Artists; American Artists Prof. League; Academy of American Artists, Springfield, MA and more.

Solo exhibitions: Buffalo Fine Art Academy (1914) Guild of Boston Artists (1919, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1953, 1965); Brockton Public Library (1917); Macbeth Gallery (NY 1930); Boston Art Club (1916); Legendsea Studios (Hibbard’s gallery); Roger Curtis Gallery, Gloucester, MA (1971-1977); Vose Galleries of Boston (1979); Doll & Richards (Boston) and more.

Awards: 1st prize, Duxury, MA (1920); hon. mention, CAI (1921); Hallgarten Prize, NAD (1921); gold medal PAFA (1922; 1927; 1931); Rockport AA (1942, 1948, 1954, 1957, 160, 1964, 1966); North Shore AA (1956, 1960, 1963, 1964); Ogunquit Art Club (1960); American Artists Prof. League (1966) and many more.

Bibliography: John L. Cooley, Artist in Two Worlds (1968); "Striking Pictures Shown By Hibbard," Boston Globe (5/8/24); see Pierce, P.J. Edmund C. Tarbell & the Boston School (1980, Addendum); Who's Who in American Art (1938); Who Was How in American Art, v. 2

Married to Winifred D. Jackman (5/31/25). Two children, Malcolm and Elaine.