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Located in the heart of the Cumberland Valley in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Silla has actively collected, conserved and cataloged fine objects since its inception in 2009. While the collection has an emphasis on sculpture from 1860 through 1930, a full range of beautiful objects, furniture and paintings are always on display in our 9000 sq ft downtown gallery.

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Griffin, Thomas Bailey

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858, Thomas Bartholomew (or Bailey) Griffin studied formally at the National Academy of Design in New York.  He exhibited regularly and became well known for his impressionistic landscape work, a large body of which focused on the Castkills; his paintings "Hunter Mountain, Catskills" and "View from the Catskills (from Haine's Corners)" were both exhibited at the National Academy in 1896, the same year his address was listed at 340 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York. He would later move to Baltimore, MD.

Artist Listing References:

  • Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, Glenn B. Opitz (editor), p. 374
  • E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. VI, Gründ, 2006, p. 671
  • Exhibition of the National Academy, 1861-1900, Vol I, p. 367