Charles Vezin
(1858-1942)






Among all the artists of the Lyme Art Colony, Charles Vezin possessed the strongest ties to the practical world. Born in Philadelphia, Vezin first worked as a traveling salesman before founding the drygoods firm of Hinchman, Veste & Co. in 1895. At age 41, having decided to apply his considerable industry to art, he joined the Art Students League in New York where he studied with Frank Dumond. He continued in business until age 61, when he retired to paint full time.

He became most famous for his Impressionist views of the lower Manhattan skyline and harbor, both appropriate subjects for an artist uncommonly vested in economic pursuits. His work received immediate and lavish acclaim. From 1911 to 1915, he served as the president of the Salmagundi Club and his work was exhibited at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the Lyme Art Association, and elsewhere. Vezin eventually relocated to Old Lyme, where he traded New York’s cityscape for southeastern Connecticut’s pastoral landscape. Vezin last moved to Coral Gables, Florida, where he died in 1942.


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