Aldro T. Hibbard: The Lure of Winter
Essay by Courtney S. Kopplin
Aldro T. Hibbard (1886-1972)
|Hibbard never shied away from the
difficulties of painting in cold weather; to the
contrary, he seemed to revel in the challenge.
Vose Galleries enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Aldro T. Hibbard. He first exhibited here in 1919, when his painting Snow Blanket was singled out for special mention: “If you have got to have snow around the house, this is just the kind to have; it fits the earth so snugly, discloses such interesting places and looks so genuinely beautiful.” From then on the Vose family admired and promoted Hibbard’s work, through the height of the twenties, the difficult days during the Depression, through to the present day. Vose Galleries has enjoyed a three-generation relationship with the Hibbard family, from the artist to his daughter and granddaughter, and held two very successful exhibits showcasing his beautiful, rich paintings in 1999 and again in 2008.