Trained in Dublin and Paris, Irish-born William Hinchey (originally “Hinchy”) came to the United States in 1854 at the invitation of Jean-Baptiste Lamy, then Bishop of Santa Fe, who hired the artist to paint frescoes in the churches of the New Mexico Territory. Frustrated by living conditions and difficulties with getting the frescoes to adhere to […]


This pastel portrait of Parrish’s aunt was included in the first major retrospective of the artist’s work, organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in 1980. In the catalogue to that exhibition, C. Reynolds Brown describes this work, writing, “…Parrish’s composition is rendered predominantly in blacks and dark blues. The few highlighted areas are […]