Carl Gordon Cutler (1873-1945)
Carl Gordon Cutler was born in Newton and graduated from Newton High School. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, graduating in 1896, at the Académie Julian in Paris, and in Holland. On his return to Boston, he took rooms at the Fenway Studios, where he worked until 1941. He also kept a studio in South Brooksville, Maine, and much of his work as a modernist plein-air watercolor painter is of the Maine coast. Cutler exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show, which introduced the modern era, and was one of the Boston Five, a group of painters who challenged the traditions of the Boston School.