Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – New Ipswich Historical Society schedules artist program

Published: 08/15/2022 09:27:34

Modified: 08/15/2022 09:24:06

The New Ipswich Historical Society invites the public to its summer programme, “The Life & Works of New Ipswich Artists: William Jurian and Lee Lufkin Kaula”, by Professor Carol JG Scollans, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday August 18 at the New Library in Ipswich, 6 Main St.

For many years the Kaulas were summer residents of Bank Village in New Ipswich. Both became critically acclaimed New England artists, although they are lesser known today. William focused on landscapes and Lee explored a variety of genres, but his portraits of women and children stood out. William, born in 1871, met Lee while studying art in France, and they married in 1902. William died in 1953 and is buried in New Ipswich Central Cemetery. Lee, born in 1865, died four years later and is buried next to her husband.

A researcher, curator, author, and New Ipswich resident, Carol Scollans has been a lecturer in art history for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Massachusetts Boston for over 25 years. and specializes in the study of American art, in particular, Boston art, artists, and collectors. She has lectured in the United States and abroad on French and American painting, sculpture, graphic arts, and photography of the 19th and 20th centuries. His publications include work for the University of Massachusetts Press, the New Hampshire Historical Society, Oxford University Press, and the University of New Hampshire. She has also participated in numerous curatorial projects, including more recently Melissa Shook (University Hall Gallery and Grossman Gallery University of Massachusetts Boston) in 2022, Distinguished Members Exhibition (JA McNeil Whistler Museum of American Art) in 2019 and “The Life and Works of William Jurian and Lee LufkinKaula” (D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Mass.) in 2018.

Scollans’ lecture will also be broadcast via Zoom. Visit the New Ipswich Historical Society website,, for more information.