“Mrs. Brumback paints many subjects with equal facility – marines, flowers, and landscapes. She likes to turn from one subject to another, and from one way of working to another, to keep her viewpoint fresh and to broaden the scope of her facilities.”
 “Mrs. Brumback’s New Gallery,” American Art News, December 23, 1922, p. 2.
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After Gallery-on-the-Moors in Gloucester, Massachusetts ceased exhibiting art, local artists formed what is now the North Shore Arts Association by 1922. The group purchased a building on Reed’s Wharf (still in use today), which was closer to the burgeoning tourist market. The NSAA followed the policies of the Gallery-on-the-Moors, including the most contentious practice of juried art exhibitions. Championing exhibitions that were open to all and an equal chance for all, a second group of artists met at Grace Horne’s more avant-garde gallery and formed the Gloucester Society of Artists. Louise Upton Brumback was elected president, and the art committee included former residents of the “Red Cottage,” Stuart Davis and Alice Beach Winter.
 James O’Gorman, “Parnassas on Ledge Road, The Life and Times of East Gloucester’s Gallery-on-the-Moors,” in Crews and O’Gorman, The Red Cottage, (Cape Ann Historical Association, 1992, unpaginated.)
Collection, Holyoke, Massachusetts
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 28406, August 1986
To private collection, Tucson, Arizona, November 1988 to June 1989
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 29523, June 1989
To R. H. Love Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, August 1991
To private collection, Duxbury, Massachusetts, by 2019
(right stretcher in blue) LOUISE BRUMBACK
1). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 28406
2). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 29523
3). R. H. Love Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, with painting description