WINFIELD SCOTT CLIME (American, 1881 - 1958)

Winfield Scott Clime, influenced by Impressionism, was a painter of anecdotal rural landscapes of country dwellings and rural activities. His "Winter Harvest", for example, depicts workers cutting ice blocks on a frozen pond to be stored in straw for use during the summer, as does "The Stone Mill Ice House". The former painting was exhibited in 2001 in the exhibition, "Painter's Paradise: A Land Distinctly Lyme", at the Florence Griswold Museum, in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Clime was a co-founder of the Washington (D.C.) Society of Landscape Painters in 1913, one of the oldest artists' organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region. He and Charles Seaton met by chance while painting outdoors. By 1916, calling themselves the Ramblers, their numbers had grown. In 1919, the organization was formally named the Landscape Club of Washington. Clime also painted in Cragsmoor, New York, in the picturesque Hudson River Valley. Winfield Scott Clime was also a photographer, who was on the scene in July 1909 at Fort Myer, Virginia when Wilbur and Orville Wright made a flight as part of their tour to introduce and solidify support for the airplane. Paul Edward Garber, the first curator of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, recalls carrying Clime's bag of photography supplies on that important day.

Studied 
Drexel Institute 
Corcoran School of Art 
Art Students League 
George Washington University 
Bridgman 
Luks 
Pennell 
DuMond 

Member
Landscape Club of Washington (a founder), 1913
Salmagundi Club
Allied Artists of America
American Artists Professional League
Lyme Artists Association
New Haven Print and Clay Club
Meriden Art Association
Society of Washington Artists (secretary, 1914-15, 1920)
Washington Watercolor Club
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
National Arts Club
Tiffany Fund
Brooklyn Art Association

Work 
Los Angeles Museum of Art 
Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey 
Lyman Allyn Museum of Art 
Peabody Museum 
Columbia Historical Society 

Exhibited
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1912
National Academy of Design 1920s, 1930s
Washington Art Club
Society of Washington Artists
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (prize)
Lyme Art Association (prize)
Palm Beach Art Association (prize)
Landscape Club of Washington (prize)
Lyman Allyn Museum of Art (prize)
Society Four Arts, Palm Beach (medal)
Washington Watercolor Club
Art Institute of Chicago
Corcoran Gallery of Art
New Haven Print and Clay Club
Meriden Art Association
Academic Art Association, Springfield, MA
Old Lyme Art Association

References 
Falk (ed.), Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975 
CT College for Women, The Art Colony at Old Lyme 
Gamble, The American Painting Collection of the Montclair Art Museum  
Maurice Sternberg Galleries, The American Perspective 
Cosentino, The Capital Image 
Opitz (ed.), Mantle Fielding's Dictionary 
Falk (ed.), Annual Exhibition Record, 1876-1913, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Falk (ed.), Annual Exhibition Record, National Academy of Design
McMahan, The Artists of Washington DC: 1976-1996
Cuthbert , Early Art and Artists in West Virginia
Old Lyme Association, The Early Years