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Albert Abendschein (1860-1914)


Albert Abendschein (1860-1914)
American miniaturist painter & author ;
A. Abendschein ; A. Abendschien ;
[Born February 13, 1860 in New York, NY – died 1914 in ?]


FAD record control number: 27958 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Albert Abendschein (1860-1914) biography:

Birth: February 13, 1860 in New York, NY ;
Death: 1914 ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Aquarius ;

Known for: Portraiture ; miniatures ;
Medium: Watercolor ; ivory ;
Technique: Miniature painting ;
Subjects: People ; portraits ;

Areas: New York, NY ; Munch, Germany ; Rome, Italy ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: 57 East 47th Street, New York, NY ; 153 4th Avenue, New York, NY (1896-1898) ; Central Valley, Orange County, New York, NY ;
Father: George Abendschein ;
Mother: Anna A. Abendschein ;
Spouse: Helena (Cole) Abendschein, married September 10, 1885 ;

Training: Art Students’ League, New York, NY ; Munich, Germany ; Italy ;


Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; Royal Academy of Arts, London, England ; Philadelphia, PA ; St Louis, MO ;
Awards: 3 medals, Munich, Germany ;

Milestones: Authored The secret of the old masters, D. Appleton & Co, New York, NY, 1906, 25 years in the making, covers the materials and methods of the old masters ; Involved in a gun accident in Vermont at Frank Foster’s farm, West Swanton killing Ray Miller (18 yrs old) while shooting black-birds ; Proponent of pure white grounds ; Opposed tempura paint revival, quoted as saying “the egg is more useful taken internally and kept out of the studio.” ; Advocated for indirect painting using glazes layered onto a monochromatic underpainting



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Record birth date:
May 1, 2018


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