Tillinghast, Archie

Tillinghast, Archie (1909-?)

Archie Tillinghast was born on June 8, 1909, in Stonington, Connecticut. He attended primary school in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey before graduating from the East Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. From 1929 until 1931 he studied art at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. Tillinghast’s work was exhibited at the Mystic Art Gallery, Montclair Museum, Newark Art Club, Newark Museum and Opportunity Gallery, and in New York. During the WPA Federal Arts Project he completed 89 easel works which were allocated to Norwich State Hospital, Southbury Training School, Samuel Staples School, Undercliff Sanatorium, Long Lane Farm, Fort Wright, Rocky Hill Soldiers’ Home, and Fairfield State Hospital. Later he worked as a mold maker at Monsanto Co. in Stonington, Connecticut where he served as a union officer. Tillinghast also founded the Wequetequack Fire Department. He died in Norwich, Connecticut in 1988.

 Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography; Who Was Who in American Art (1985), p. 624; Social Security Death Index; “Connecticut to Celebrate National Art Week,” Hartford Courant, November 17, 1940; Obituary, New London Day, September 27, 1988.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Archie Tillinghast:

Stony Pasture: oil
Eastern Connecticut: oil
Chapel at Wequetequock: oil
Disaster: oil
Ruined Church: pencil
Green Shed: oil
Barn on the Marsh: oil
November Stacks: oil
Haystacks in August: oil
Rounding No. 3 Buoy: oil
Hillside: oil
Early Autumn: oil
Red Barn: oil
Cow-shed: oil
September Stacks: oil
Back of Smith’s Barn: oil
Snow Covered Ledge: oil
The Broken Tree: oil
Wharfside: oil
Leeward Passage: oil
Barns in Shadow: oil
Land and Sea: oil
Snow Covered Marsh: oil
Evergreen Hill: oil
Rundown: oil
Winter Tree: oil
Pasture Wall: oil
Seascape #2: oil
Coal Shed: oil
Blue House: oil
Hay Fields: oil
Brown and Green: oil
Little Narragansett Bay: oil
Wind Clouds: oil
Blue Milk House: oil
New England Farm: oil
Winter Haystacks: oil
Hill and Barns: oil
Back Lot Ball Game: oil
Pasture Pool: oil
Thru the Breach: oil
Valley Farm: oil
Red, Green & Gray: oil
White Silos: oil
Denison’s Yard: oil
Railroad Crossing: oil
Houses & Harbor: oil
White Barn: oil
Autumn Sunshine: oil
October: oil
Early November: oil
Watch Hill Light: oil
Winter Pasture: oil
Armor Plate: oil
Black Tree: oil
September: oil
Across the River: oil
Huckleberry Hill: oil
Landscape with Ledge: oil
Summer Landscape: oil
Gathering Marsh Hay: oil
October Oaks: oil
January Snow: oil
February Snow: oil
Barnyard Stacks: oil
Marsh and Creek: oil
Blocked Trail: oil
Old Orchard: oil
Ice Skaters: oil
Stump with Limb: oil
December Landscape: oil
Spring Pasture: oil
Rocky Shore: oil
Blue Milk House: oil
Ice on the Creek: oil
Airfield- Stonington: oil
Pouring Bridge Floor: oil
Snow Covered Ledge: oil
Tillinghast, Archie