Steve Gervais art show: Lovecraft’s haunts at the Providence Art Club

Burnside Mansion by Stephen GervaisJan 15 – Feb 3, 2012
Opening Reception
Sunday, Jan 15

Providence Art Club
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI 02903


Our very own Steve Gervais will be exhibiting his latest oil paintings, of some of H.P. Lovecraft’s favorite haunts– at the esteemed Providence Art Club, of which he is a member.

The Providence Art Club“Along Thomas Street, in the shadow of the First Baptist Church, stands a picturesque procession of historic houses, home to the studios, galleries and clubhouse of the Providence Art Club. Said to be the oldest art club in the nation after the Salmagundi Club in New York…”

The Providence Art Club was a beloved haunt of H.P. Lovecraft, who included it in stories such as the Call of Cthulhu.

…My mother is a landscape painter of no little skill, whilst my eldest aunt is still more expert in this direction, having had canvases hung in exhibitions at the Providence Art Club…
(Letter to Rheinhart Kleiner, 16 November 1916)


…We went out to an exhibition of paintings at the Art Club, (the colonial house in hilly Thomas Street, in front of which I snap-shotted Mortonius last fall—I mean the fall of ’23)…
(Letter to Frank Belknap Long, 1 May 1926)



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