Ste. Geneviève Art Colony

Ste. Geneviève Art Colony


Ste. Geneviève Welcome Center
66 South Main Street
Ste. Geneviève, MO 63670

Call us at 573-883-7097 or 800-373-7007

For several summers in the 1930s, an Art Colony located in Ste. Geneviève conducted a Summer School of Art. Instead of painting rolling hills or flowers, the artists portrayed the human condition and Depression-era events.

Information about the school and some of its creations are on display at the Ste. Geneviève Welcome Center. Gravediggers, portraits, and lime kiln workers are depicted.

The Summer School instructors include Thomas Hart Benton, Fred E. Conway, Joseph James Jones, Miriam McKinnie, Joseph John Paul Meert, Jesse Beard Rickly, Aimee Goldstone Schweig, Martyl Schweig, E. Oscar Thalinger, Joseph Paul Vorst, and Matthew E. Ziegler.

Another display of Art Colony works can be viewed in the stone building behind the Shaw house.