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Lyme Art Colony
In Lyme: 1915-1928
George Hirst Bogert (1864-1944) was born in New York City. He studied under Thomas Eakins at the National Academy of Design and then at the age of twenty went to Paris. There he studied under Raphael Collins, Aime Morot, and Puvis de Chavannes. He became an Associate of the National Academy of Design in 1899. His awards include honorable mention, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1892; Webb Prize, Society of American Artists, 1899; bronze medal, Paris Exposition, 1900; gold medals, American Society of Art, 1902 and 1904.
His landscape paintings are hung in the Corcoran Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy, The Metropolitan Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Institute Museum, the Huntington Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery in Washington. His works are also part of the private collections of Andrew Carnegie, George A. Hearn, Thomas B. Clark, and Clarence Mackay.
He was a member of the Society of Landscape Painters of New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Salmagundi Club, and the Lotos Club. He died on December 13, 1944 at the age of 80.