Themes and Variations: Tod Lindenmuth from 1915-1976

May 12 - July 2, 2017

Curated by:
Christine McCarthy
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 12, 6pm

About the Exhibition

Born in 1885 to a Pennsylvania Dutch family in Allentown, PA, Tod Lindenmuth had the opportunity to take over his father’s thriving photography studio. But it was his father’s secondary activity, painting, that interested him more. By the age of 17, Lindenmuth was studying art in New York, first at the Chase School and later with Robert Henri.

He first came to Provincetown in 1913, at the age of 27. Already the working artist he would be for his entire life, he nonetheless continued to study with other artists, notably George Elmer Browne and E. Ambrose Webster. Lindenmuth was active member of the art scene when the Provincetown Art Association was formed in 1915. He participated in its first exhibition and later served on juries. His prints were the cover artwork for the annual exhibition catalog five times in the first 15 years. In 1915, he was also one of the founding members of the Provincetown Printers.