The Ste. Genevieve Art Colony was an art collective in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. It was founded in 1932 by Aimee Schweig, Bernard E. Peters, and Jessie Beard Rickly. The Ste. Genevieve Summer School of Art was established in 1934. The colony was modeled on its most recent predecessor, the Provincetown Art Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts, as well as The Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art on Long Island, New York, the New Hope School in Pennsylvania, and the Taos art colony in New Mexico. The location of Ste. Genevieve contained rural vistas and genre scenes yet was close to the metropolitan Saint Louis area.

The group expanded to include other Saint Louis artists including Frank Nuderscher, Joe Jones, and Thomas Hart Benton. The colony attracted many Midwestern artists with the styles of painting including American regionalism, Social realism, plein air and the new Abstract art.

The colony dissolved in 1941.

Ricks private collection includes works from Bernard Peters, Joesph Vorst, Jessie Beard Rickly, Joe Jones, Mariam McKinnie, Matt Ziegler, Roscoe Misselhorn and Charles Rhinehart