The Rosamond Thaxter (Strong) Halle '46 Undergraduate Painting Scholarship at the Mass College of Art and Design
Rosamond Thaxter (Strong) Halle (1925-2011) was an American artist who worked in a variety of mediums. Ms Halle attended Saint Mary's in the Mountains (now the White Mountain School
) then studied painting at the Mass College of Art
graduating in 1946. She spent much of the 50's working as a commercial artist working on projects as varied as news paper advertisements and technical illustrations for dissertations, however her love was always watercolors.
While raising a family from the late 50's to the mid 80's Ms Halle continued to paint, showing on a number of occasions. A trip to Japan in the late sixties with her husband, noted linguist Morris Halle
, deepened her interest in brush technique and this can be seen in paintings from that period.
The images in Ms Halle's work cover a wide variety of subjects including scenes of her native New England, the Berkshires surrounding her childhood home of Pittsfield Mass, the area surrounding her homes in Newton and Cambridge and her summer home in Kittery Point Maine. An avid traveler, her work also includes images of other parts of the United States along with England, France, Egypt, Mexico and may others.
Struck with Parkinsons in her early seventies, Ms Halle's later work focused on photography.
Upon her passing in April of 2011, Ms Halle's family established the Rosamond T. (Strong) Halle '46 undergraduate painting scholarship at the Mass College of Art in her memory.
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