“Summer Visitor” is a print from the Ivan Rasmussen original watercolor which was painted for the 2016 Acadia Centennial Celebration and approved as an official centennial product. Since his original watercolor was purchased by a local collector, Ivan is pleased to have created a limited edition of 500 high quality individually signed prints to benefit “Friends of Acadia” in its efforts to protect Acadia National Park for the next 100 years. The print can be purchased at Ivan’s ART on West Gallery, 78 West Street, Bar Harbor for $125.
“Summer Visitor” was painted at Otter Cove near the spot where in 1850 artist Frederic Church painted his “Otter Creek, Mt. Desert”. The artists of the 1800’s were responsible for the introduction of Mt. Desert Island to the wealthy rusticators who eventually built summer homes on the island. Some of those same families eventually founded what is now Acadia National Park.
It is fitting during the 100th Anniversary of Acadia to celebrate the island’s contemporary artists.
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Offered to you by this Acadia Centennial Partner(s): Ivan Rasmussen