Introduction

Welcome! This website is a digital resource focusing on an artists’ colony that formed in the small village of Broadway, Worcestershire from 1885-1889. Consisting of artists from America and Europe, such as Francis Davis Millet, Edwin Austin Abbey, and John Singer Sargent, the colony assembled at Broadway each summer. Described as a summer camp, Broadway was a retreat from the modern world, visibly presenting the past within its architecture and slow moving way of life. Isolated from modernity, the village provided a unique venue for the artists to create works of art.

Click on the tabs to learn more about Broadway’s colony, the artworks produced, important buildings, and the summer seasons. This website also contains an interactive map, which presents photographs of the village and its buildings in conjunction with works of art, to better contextualize and visualize Broadway at the end of the nineteenth century.

Lasting only five years, Broadway’s artists’ colony was compact and complex. This resource attempts to reveal and understand the connective networks between people, places, and artworks.

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How to cite this resource: Nassif, Kristen. “An Artists’ Colony in Broadway, Worcestershire: 1885-1889.” WordPress.com.  https://transatlanticmodernbroadway.wordpress.com