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The 2001 Museum and Historical Society's Exhibition.

In 2001 Rose Valley celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with an exhibition of art and memorabilia from its glory days as a center of creativity. Thanks to a grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we are able to present that exhibition in virtual form. The artists are divided into two groups, pre-1911 and post-1911, somewhat arbitrarily separating them by time of arrival in the Valley, and not by date of the work. In the case of children of the early community, they are listed as post-1911 because all of their work falls in that category. This collection represents the art and artifacts that are still here or near Rose Valley;  migration of families, sales to collectors and the toll of time have dispersed the rest.
CLICK HERE to view biographies of Rose Valley artists from 1901 to 1911:

This category includes -

John Bisseger
Francis Day
Carl deMoll
Mary Price deMoll
Henry Hetzel
William Jervis
Nathan and Anna Kite
David Lightfoot
John Maene
Susan Price
Walter Ferris Price
William Price
Louise Smith Roberts
Alice Barber Stephens
Charles Stephens
Howard Stratton 
Henry Troth
Horace Traubel
Herbert Walton
William Walton

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CLICK HERE to view biographies of Rose Valley artists after 1911:

This category includes -

Elenore Abbott
C. Yarnall Abbott
Frederick Drinker
Katharine Hayes
Mary Townsend Mason
F. Townsend Morgan
Margaret Scott Oliver
Hiram Parker
William (Billy) Webb Price
Claude Richards  
Adele Scott Saul
Maurice Saul  
Robert Saul  
D. Owen Stephens  

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De Moll Price painting
There were many fine artists and crafts people who made Rose Valley their home. Among the first was Howard Stratton, director of the School of Industrial Art (now the Philadelphia College of Art.) Some of his early students were Susan and Mary Price (DeMoll), sisters of Will Price and Carl DeMoll, who was studying architecture. They formed a summer school in 1901 offering instruction in painting and bookbinding. They met on the top floor of the old bobbin mill (now Hedgerow Theatre.) As might be expected, children raised in a society where art and craft was a way of life, themselves became artists. For example, Alice Barber Stephens was a noted illustrator. She was married to Charles Stephens who was both an artist and a respected authority on Native American culture. Their son, D. Owen Stephens trained with N.C. Wyeth. His painting of the total eclipse in Peru in 1937 is hanging in the Museum of Natural History in New York.
Please note that the current artists page, in the future,
will show pages for each artist along with their known works.

We thank you for your understanding and support towards this goal!

Much research remains to be done on the biographies of some of the artists. This is a work in progress, and we welcome any input, especially additional information. Please contact us using the links provided on the "Contact" page of this website. Thank You!

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