Edward Harrigan

Edward H. Harrigan (1910 – September 16, 1987) was an American artist and art instructor. Harrigan was born in Medford, MA and served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He studied at the Boston Musuem of Fine Arts school, before continuing his education under painters Emile Gruppe and Paul Strisik. He also worked with painter Marshall Joyce of Duxbury, MA.

He taught art classes from his Rockland studio from 1967 until the time of his death. He was also the founder of the Rockland Music Store

Harrigan primarily worked with oil on canvas and was a prolific creator of landscapes of New England scenes. In addition to his landscape work he was noted for portraiture, particularly of Cardinal Richard Cushing, Cardinal Francis Spellman and Brockton MA Judge Harry K. Stone

Awards from juried shows: Copley Society, Cohasset Art Festival, Ogunquit National Art Shows, Barcley Associates Gold Medal Award

His technique of painting captures the quiet peaceful feeling of the countryside and fog shrouded harbors of New England. Over 500 of his works hang in public and private collections.

Sources:
Wikipedia, Obituary, The Boston Globe, September 29, 1997 Information provided by Steve Beck, Newport, Oregon

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