Aldro Hibbard was born in 1886. He studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and also at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. He was an important founding member of the Rockport Colony as well as a professional baseball player. Hibbard taught summer classes at his studio in Bearskin Neck from 1920 to 1950. Later he set up a studio in East Jamaica, Vermont and painted winter landscapes, covered bridges and snowy towns in the mountains. Hibbard created a large body of work throughout his long career with a particular sensitivity to light.