Jim Bakker reintroduced William H. Littlefield to Cape Cod in 2006 in a retrospective exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. This year Bakker has acquired a new body of work; our initial New Acquisitions show features samples of Littlefield’s various styles and themes.
Littlefield participated in the First Biennial at the Whitney Museum in 1932 and was included in a 1936 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. William Littlefield co-founded the Cape Cod Art Association in 1947 and first exhibited at the Provincetown Art Association (PAAM) in 1949. In the fall of 1951 he began his study with Morris Davidson and with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown during the summer of 1952. Here his work turned more toward Abstract Expressionism. Littlefield started writing a weekly art criticism column for the Falmouth Enterprise in 1959. He continued to exhibit regularly at PAAM until his death in 1969.