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Lilac Condominium | Karl Knaths studio.

When 8 Commercial Street was an undivided property, this sweet little building served as the studio of the painter Otto “Karl” Knaths (1891-1971). “His home and studio were the mecca, for over 50 years of his life in Provincetown, of many of the most serious and well-known figures in American painting,” Josephine Del Deo wrote in the Massachusetts Historical Commission Inventory of 1973-1977. However, she added, “The painter pursued a quiet and dedicated painting schedule, broaching no interference.”

For an overview, please see 8 Commercial Street.

¶ Last updated on 10 March 2018. ¶ Image by Josephine Del Deo, from Provincetown’s West End, Massachusetts Historical Commission Inventory (1973-1977). Courtesy of the Provincetown Public Library.



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