Category Archives: Artist Biographies

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Mary Russell Smith Biography

                                             Mary Russell Smith was born at Edgehill, close to Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. She was a true lover of nature and all the things of nature, wandering the fields and woods near her childhood home, gathering objects that caught … Continue reading

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Gretchen Rogers Arts & Crafts period American artist

                                             Margaret Rogers, known as Gretchen became a painter and pastelist, primarily of portraits and figure studies, but also of still lifes, landscapes, and interiors. This figure and still life painter was a student of Edmund Tarbell at … Continue reading

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John Frederick Herring Junior 1820-1907 England

Best known for his equine art, he was the son of John Frederick Herring, Sr., animal and sporting painter.John F. Herring, Jr. was born in Doncaster c.1820; an older brother born 1815 and bearing the same name, presumably had died … Continue reading

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John Frederick Herring Senior 1795-1865 England

John F. Herring was born in Surrey, England in 1795.  For four years he drove the coach, “York and London Highflyer”, and painting in his leisure, gained a reputation as the “coachman-painter”.  He eventually devoted himself entirely to painting, receiving … Continue reading

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Thomas Percy Earl 1874-1947 England

Thomas Percy Earl  1874 – 1947 Thomas Percy Earl was one of the renowned Earl family of sporting and animal painters. His father was George Earl (1824-1908), who was known principally as a painter of sporting dogs and who is … Continue reading

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Charles Appel 1857 – 1928

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Charles Appel is known for romantic landscapes and marine paintings in Tonalist and Impressionistic styles.He was a pupil of Francis Luis Mora and William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art and of … Continue reading

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George Marinko Connecticut Roots

Additional info on American modernist  painter George Marinko from the 1989 exhibition brochure “George Marinko 1908-1989 Pioneer American Surrealist”. Marinko was born in Connecticut, studied art at Yale, and lived his last 30 years in New Haven. During his lifelong painting career he exhibited at … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Virginia Palmer Bradfield 1875-1954

Michigan/California wildflower, still life painting, sculpture Exhibition: Art Association * National Academy of Design- Exhibition: Museum * Art Institute of Chicago * Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Methods * Easel Painting, Sculpture Subjects * Floral Landscape, Wildflowers * Still Life … Continue reading

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Edith Harrison Loop 1873-1952 Biography

Born in New York City, Edith Loop was a portrait painter.  She was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association and the Pasadena Art Institute, where she exhibited in 1928.  She also exhibited work at the Laguna Beach Art … Continue reading

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Sybilla Mittel Weber 1892-1957

Exhibition: Art Association * National Academy of Design- * Salons of America- Exhibition: Museum * Art Institute of Chicago Methods * Easel Painting * Printmaking, Graphic Design Media * Etching, Etcher * Watercolor, Watercolour Subjects * Animals, Zoology Art Association … Continue reading

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