Davis Farm, Mass., October

Davis Farm, Mass., October
William Savery Bucklin
1951-1928
Acquisition Number: 69.18
Medium: Casein on paper
Size: 29" x 21"
Date: n.d.

William Savery Bucklin was born in 1851 at Riverside, Connecticut. His career started at an early age - he was eleven years old when he sold his first painting to the poet E. C. Stedman. During his life, Bucklin painted many oils and watercolors, but also wall murals for public spaces and pictures for national magazines. William studied at the Normal Art School in Boston and the Art Students League in New York City. Many of his works are inspired by the woods and streams near the New Jersey Phalanx, an experimental cooperative community. William took over the property from his father, John Bucklin, who operated a canning business on the land, making him the agricultural chief of the Phalanx.