Maurice "Jake" Day Collections
ABOUT MAURICE ”JAKE” DAY
Maurice Day descended from a long line of shipbuilders who settled in Damariscotta, was born in Damariscotta in 1892. A prolific artist, sculptor, photographer, and naturalist, his work mirrored his passion for Maine’s landscapes and creatures. Also known as “Jake” colonel of “Jake’s Rangers”, he and his band of local sportsmen were central characters in many of Edmund Ware Smith’s hunting and fishing stories.
While attending Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine, Jake showed great art promise. After graduation, he attended the Massachusetts College of Art, where he studied painting and drawing. Later, he transferred to the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and graduated in 1915.