Waugh's Munes

Waugh's Drawings of Munes from 1914-1916:

The Wizard - Frederick Waugh

Frederick Waugh (1861-1940) was born in New Jersey. He was one of the most renowned marine painters in both the United States and Europe.  His parents were also painters and his father,  a well known portrait artist in Philadelphia, painted a portrait of Abraham Lincoln.  When Frederick moved back to the United States one of his paintings The Knight of the Holy Grail was included in a donation to found the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

While known for his paintings of the sea on Cape Cod, MA and Monhegan Island, Maine, he was inspired by the woods on Monhegan to complete large scale drawings and watercolors of the
creatures he named "Munes."  He spent over 2 years working on this project culminating in a forgotten children's book Clan of Munes published in 1916.

Watercolors & drawings of Munes by Frederick Waugh:







More to come soon!

Make sure to see Ava and Noah's photographs
of the Munes over 100 years later!