Dodge MacKnight, born William Dodge MacKnight, was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1860. He began his career as a painter of theater scenery, but left to study in Europe between 1883 and 1891. While in Paris, he studied with Fernan & Cormon, and exhibited at the Salon from 1885 to 1887. MacKnight returned to the US in 1891, traveled and painted in Greenfield (MA), Mystic (CT), Cape Cod and throughout New Hampshire. His exhibitions include the Doll and Richards Gallery in Boston from 1888-1917, John Singer Sargent’s studio in London in 1890, the Armory Show in 1913, and several exhibitions at the Vose Gallery in Boston in the 1920s, all of which sold out. MacKnight died in 1950, but his work can be seen at the Fogg Art Museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Rhode Island School of Design.