George Pearse Ennis

The known life of George Ennis as a painter began in 1884 where he was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He became a master of making hand-made stained glass murals and windows. He also became known as a painter.

An American artist, Ennis eventually moved to New York, City and to his final home place in the small fishing port of Eastport, Maine. As an impressionist artist, Ennis used charcoal, pencil and pastel with his primary medium being of watercolor. Works in oils can be somewhat difficult to obtain.  

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Busy Harbor Day

In the 1920’s, Ennis made Eastport, Maine his permanent home where he had a school. Many of his works reflect the quiet coves and small, working harbors along the Maine the Maine coast. Ennis painted until his sudden death in an automobile crash outside of Utica, New York in 1936. Some of his fine works are housed in the Peavey Memorial Library in Eastport, Maine.

He is noted in: “Who was who in American Art”!

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