Aldro Hibbard biography

Aldro Hibbard

Painting, Visual Artist

1886 – 1972


Who was Aldro Hibbard?

Aldro Thompson Hibbard was a prominent American plein air painter. He was born in Falmouth, MA, but lived most of his life in Rockport, MA. His depictions of snowy landscapes, particularly of Vermont, are highly regarded. Hibbard worked in oil; watercolor just couldn't be used in January & February in the mountains of Vermont.

In 1909, Aldro Hibbard entered the Boston Museum School of Art. Among his instructors were among Boston's most important artists: Frank Benson, Frederick Bosley and Edmund Tarbell. Hibbard excelled and received a scholarship for further study in Europe upon graduation. It is said that he discovered his talent for snow scenes when caught in a blizzard in the mountains near Madrid.

Hibbard was a member of many American art organizations, including the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Art Association, and many others. He was an Academician in the National Academy of Design.

Hibbard influenced many Rockport artists including Emile Gruppe, Tom Nicholas, Paul Strisik, Roger Curtis, and many others.

His paintings are in many museums, corporations and other prominent private collections.

Aldro Hibbard is building an impressive auction record.


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Aug 25, 1886
  • United States of America
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Nov 12, 1972

on July 23, 2013

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