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Mary Ruoff

Freelance writer Mary Ruoff of Belfast wrote the "Way Down East" chapter of Fodor's "Maine Coast" travel guide and has contributed Maine content to other Fodor's guides.

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Posted: August 29, 2018

Get up close and personal with Maine’s art history

Written by: Mary Ruoff

Dramatic landscapes, luminous natural light, rural quietude, the camaraderie of like-minded others: All this has drawn artists to Maine since the 1800s, some coming just for the summer months and others settling in full time. Their legacy isn’t found only in museums and galleries, but the places where they worked and lived – in the same communities where many modern-day artists still do. Follow this roadmap to the homes, studios and sights that showcase Maine’s rich art history, live on as unique memorials to some of country’s best-known artists and continue to inspire artists today.




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