George Loftus Noyes
American, 1864-1954

George Loftus Noyes studied at the Massachusetts Normal School with George Bartlett in the early 1880s, not surprisingly heading for France and studying at the Academie Colarossi in Paris from 1890-93. There he worked under Ernest Courtois, LeBlanc, the great landscape painter Paul Louis Delance and under the guidance of the master craftsman, Jean Andre Rixens.

It was Rixens who was to influence him to a huge degree, giving him mastery and the vision to record with clear luminosity which is so evidebnt in his paintings. Under their great guidance and tutoring, Noyes was to become a competent and notable Impressionist. Later a member of the Boston Art Club, the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, the Guild of Boston Artists, the North Shore Art Association and a charter member of the National Society of American Artists. He won awards at both the Buenos Aires and Pan-Pacific International Expositions in 1910 and 1915 respectively.

Noyes taught the great American artist Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945). Noyes had permanent studios in Boston; East Gloucester; Winter Park in Florida and Pittsford-Branden in Vermont. He worked and painted at the Fenway Studios on Ipswich Street starting in 1906 where latterly, in 1939, a fire was to destroy literally 100s of his works of art. Throughout a full and successful career; he had travelled extensively In Europe, North Africa and Mexico where he searched for the perfect light.