Region: Dover Plains, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1993, 1995
Rick Moody is an American novelist and short story writer best known for the 1994 novel The Ice Storm, a chronicle of the dissolution of two suburban Connecticut families over Thanksgiving weekend in 1973, which brought him widespread acclaim, became a bestseller, and was made into a feature film of the same title.
Portrait by Miriam Berkley for Little Brown and Company
Rick Moody worked in the Mansfield studio.
Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the
Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen
Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club.
small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally
fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a
garden, and a stone pathway…