George Loftus Noyes
American, 1864-1954
“Gondolier in Venice”
Gouache on paper; 10 x 12 inches
Signed lower right

George Loftus Noyes reached the height of his career in the early part of the twentieth century. He was one of the most highly respected painters in Boston, known for his en plein-air method. In 1890, Noyes attended lessons in Paris with Gustave Courtois (1852-1923), Joseph-Paul Blanc (1846-1904) and Paul-Louis Delance (1848-1924). He travelled widely in Italy and France to capture the city and the countryside in his works. Noyes exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. He was a member of several art associations, including the North Shore Art Association, the Boston Art Society, and the Guild of Boston Artists.