Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Artist Charles Henry Francis Turner of Newburyport Massachusetts

Charles Henry Francis Turner (1848-1908) son of Henry Turner and Sarah Goss. He married Elise Clementina Augusta Hagedorn (1842-1928) daughter of John Friedrich Hagedorn (1842-1920) and Augusta W Boehning/Bunning (1839-1921) of Germany. Above is a photo of Charles and his wife Elise.

 C H Turner Winslow Lewis Lodge Member Card 

Marriage Record of Charles H Turner, age 25 to Elise Hagedorn daughter of John H F in Boston, Massachusetts on June 3 1873.

C H Turner and wife Elise Turner Passport Application July 1882

C H Turner, age 51 Portrait Painter living in Jackson, Carroll, New Hampshire in 1900 Census 

Death Certificate of C H Turner filed November 27 1908 Boston, Massachusetts listing residence 68 Mount Vernon Street. Listed at this address in Appalachian Mountain Club Register Books, Art Directory, and Who's Who in America.

 From Art Gallery WordPress: Commonwealth Ave & Change Alley in Boston and Sardines For Dinner

William Turner and Theodate Goss Private Collection Taken from American Art Gallery 

Portrait of a Girl with a Red Head Covering Signed and dated "C.H. Turner/Feb 6" Skinner Auction House Auction: 2876T Lot: 1137 Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2876T: Boston  January 19, 2016 

American Gallery
Find A Grave 
Smithsonian Charles Henry Turner Papers  

Monday, April 3, 2017

Artist Arthur Wesley Dow of Ipswich Massachusetts

Arthur Wesley Dow (April 6, 1857 – December 13, 1922) was the son of David Francis Dow and Mary P Annabel of Ipswich, Massachusetts. He married Minnie Eleanor Pearson, daughter of James Pearson on October 23, 1893.
Dow was a landscape painter, teacher, and printmaker. He taught art at Pratt Institute, 1895-1904, and at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1904-1922. Influenced by Ernest Fenollosa, Dow introduced principles of Japanese art to Americans and made a major impact on art education. Published works 1899 and wrote many other books and articles on art. Max Weber and Georgia O'Keeffe were among his students. He was the curator of Japanese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

 An article published by Columbia University in 2001 noted that Dow was called a "great teacher...He had the knack for showing artists how to translate the poetry of nature into exquisite designs. For many, Dow was the single most influential teacher of arts and crafts in this country. The main reason that Dow is so little known today is that he was overshadowed by the success of his students." 

Arthur Wesley Dow (R) and Henry Kenyon, in Dow's studio in Ipswich, Massachusetts Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

I found this news clip from his home town in Ipswich 1905 at his studio wish it was a better image. 

In 1934 Ipswich celebrated their 300th anniversary of its incorporation. The feature of the day was the unveiling and dedication at 3:30 of the boulder in memory of Arthur Wesley Dow formerly one of the towns most prominent citizens. Located on Bayberry Hill. Boston Herald August 13 1934 

Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Sotheby's  November 28, 2001 New York, NY, USA 
The Pirate House of Harry Main 

Ipswich at Dusk 1890 Painting - oil on canvas Private Collection

Boats at Rest, c. 1895 Oil on canvas 66 x 91.4 cm (26 x 36 in.) Signed, lower left: "Arthur W. Dow" Through prior acquisition of the Charles H. and Mary F.S. Worcester Collection, 1990.394 American Art Gallery 178 Art Institute Chicago 

Heading far west to paint the Grand Canyon in 1911 and 1912, Arthur Wesley Dow was, as usual, thinking about the Far East. For 20 years, Dow had applied the forms and harmonies of Asian art to small New England scenes--Arthur Wesley Dow, Cosmic Cities, Grand Canyon of Arizona, 1912. Courtesy of the Paul G. Allen Family Collection From Minneapolis Institute of Art of Art Marlo J Kinney's article The Toa of Arthur Wesley Dow

"The Destroyer" ca. 1913 On display at Minneapolis Institute of Art. Kinney notes: "Dow's unusual painting style fused an appreciation for Japanese woodblock prints—gained from his days as a curator of Japanese art in Boston—with the simplicity of the American Arts and Crafts movement. In this work, his use of color and visible brushstrokes emphasizes the immensity of the vast, exotic landscape of the Southwest."

American Artist Elisabeth Spalding (1868–1954) spent summers working with artists Arthur Wesley Dow in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Signed "Cedar From Rock Subject Elisabeth Spalding Sept. 1929" Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
David Francis Dow, s. of David Dow (1787-1843) and Eunice Martin (1790-1878) , d. of  Edward Martin and Susanna Hammon. 

Passport Application 

December 2 1922 New York Times 


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau

Wonderful clips on the romance of Gardner and M. Bouguereau

Gardner House Exeter New Hampshire
Gardner was the first woman to exhibit a painting at the Paris Salon, and the first American woman to be awarded a gold medal by the French Academy. Born: Oct. 4, 1837 Died Jan. 28, 1922 daughter of George Gardner (son of John Gardner and Deborah Dean) was born August 24, 1801 in Exeter, NH, and died August 11, 1857 in Gibralter. He married Jane Lowell on May 11, 1830 in Portland, ME, daughter of Daniel Lowell and Celia Thompson.

John Edward Gardner (son of George Gardner and Jane Lowell) was born January 13, 1835 in Exeter, NH, and died August 21, 1899 in Exeter, NH. He married Miriam Stedman Nightingale on January 13, 1875 in Boston, Mass, daughter of James White Nightingale and Mary Frances Folsom.

Rev. Roland D. Sawyer in the Exeter "News Letter" of 29 Oct. 1953, to be given the honor by critics as being the greatest American woman painter-artist, and placed by the eminent French critic as second to only Rosa Bonheur who he placed first among all women artists. After attending the "Young Ladies' Female Academy" of Miss Mary Beil on Center Street in Exeter, she went to Lasell Seminary at Auburndale, Mass. and graduated in 1856. Much interested in the art courses at Lasell she studied and painted in Boston and soon saw the greater features of European painting and left for Paris. There every Paris Atelier door was closed against her. The one person she admired above all others was Rosa Bonheur, so she determined to follow her heroine. She cut her hair short, got permission from the Paris police to wear the clothes of a youth-male, and then boldly went to the Great Gobelin School of Drawing and Painting across whose threshold never had a female stepped, and not a professor objected to her entrance and taking up the work. In fact, the professors and others of the talented and intellectual circles were somewhat amused and much interested in the "Droll American" and she was given every opportunity to study under the greatest artists. Surely a good fortune. She married the famous French painter Bouguereau, 20 June 1896. "No painter in the world has ever equaled Gardner-Bouguereau tint of skin, covering various childhood ages and in countenance and expression." Her first exhibit in the Paris salon was of Cornelia and her jewels in 1872. A picture of the Madonna is in the Gardner house at 12 Front Street, Exeter and one of the Christ Child with Cherubs is now owned by Elizabeth Bouguereau Gardner Householder in Kalamazoo, Michigan (1970) (Now in Silver City, N.M. with her daughter Mary Fleming. 1986)
June 8, 1896 Boston Post

Elizabeth Jane Gardner – the resolute and tenacious artist.
Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau papers, 1853-1977, bulk 1864-1920
Elizabeth Jane Gardner
Elizabeth Jane Gardner and the American Colony in Paris: “Making Hay while the Sun Shines” in the Business of Art
NEW ADD from Janice Brown New Hampshire’s Most Celebrated Artist: Exeter’s Elizabeth Jane (Gardner) Bouguereau (1837-1922)

Portrait of Elizabeth Gardener Bouguereau by her husband William Bouguereau (1895)

From Bobb Edwards
Photo from National Museum of Woman in the Arts

Story written by a third grader back in 1915. From {Picture Study} Two MothersTo View more Art: Bouguereau, Elizabeth Jane Gardner 1837-1922
Christie's Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau (American, 1851-1922) Moses in the Bulrushes

Cimetière de Montparnass Paris Île-de-France, Franc Plot: Division 12 Photo Marie Von B.