A new show at the Rockport Art Association features work by contributing members, including one of the longest active artists in the RAA, painter Arnold Knauth. Both exhibitions — about two dozen works by Knauth in the Pearson Gallery, and individual works by about a hundred contributing artists filling the rest of the RAA — will be on view well into April.
Knauth joined the RAA in 1941. He was trained at the National Academy of Design in New York, and has had many prestigious affiliations and showings over the years. This exhibition, a small retrospective of oils and watercolors, exhibits work with Cape Ann as its focal point. An image of the yacht club, some kids skating on Millbrook Park, a look up the hill on Main Street, probably in the 1960s — all these views, skillfully rendered, capture a kind of