284 Bradford Street

284 Bradford Street, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

284 Bradford Street, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

There are few townscapes as joyfully expressive as the works of Kenneth Stubbs, who attended the Corcoran School of Art before coming to town in the 1930s to study with his friend E. Ambrose Webster. In 1960, Stubbs and his wife, Miriam, bought this property, originally part of a farm, from Mischa and Helen Richter. Stubbs died in 1967 but the family still owns the small compound. The main house was built around 1900. A garage was converted into Stubbs’s studio and is now one of two cottages that the family rents out, mostly to artists, like Billy Jarecki. In the wetlands out back are traces of a pond that drew ice-skaters two or three generations ago, Miriam told me.

"Untitled (Provincetown," by Kenneth Stubbs, courtesy of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

“Untitled (Provincetown,” by Kenneth Stubbs, courtesy of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.


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