Charles Austin Needham (1844-1922)


Charles Austin Needham (1844-1922)
American Barbizon-style landscape painter ;
C.A. Needham ; C. A. Needham ; Charles A. Needham ; C. Austin Needham ; Charles Needham ;
[Born October 30, 1844 in Buffalo, Erie, NY – died November 24, 1922 in Palenville, NY]


FAD record control number: 57551 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Charles Austin Needham (1844-1922) biography:

Birth: October 30, 1844 in Buffalo, Erie, NY ;
Death: November 24, 1922 in Palenville, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Scorpio ;

Known for: Barbizon-like watercolor landscapes ; Tonalist landscapes with figures ;
Medium: Oil ; watercolor ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: Landscapes ;

Areas: Buffalo, NY (1844-1848) ; New York, NY (1848-1920) ; Palenville, NY (1922) ;
Region: North East (1844-1922) ;
Lived: Buffalo, NY (1844-1848) ; New York, NY (1848-1920) ; 218 East Nineteenth Street, New York, NY ; Palenville, NY (1922) ;
Father: Elias Parkman Needham (1812-1889), musical organ maker ;
Mother: Lorana (Newberry) Needham (1818-1900) ;
Relatives: George Gordon Needham (1842-1922), brother ; Achillis Needham (1845-?), brother ; Edward P Needham (1848-1852), brother ; Ella Needham (1858-?), sister ;
Spouse: Fannie (Montross) Needham (?-?), wife, married October 29, 1868 in Manhattan, New York, NY ;
Children: Viola Needham (1871-1960), daughter ;

Training: [public school system], New York, NY ; [a free academy], New York, NY ; Art Students’ League of New York, New York, NY under August Will (1834-1910) ;
Instructors: August Will (1834-1910) ;
Work: [organ company] owned by his father, received co-partnership (1868) ; Began painting after he retired from the organ company ;


Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1877-1922) ; York Water Color Club, New York, NY ; National Arts Club, New York, NY ; Kit Kat Club, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Society of American Artists, New York, NY ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY ; American Water Color Society, New York, NY ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ; New York Water Color Club, New York, NY ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA ; Art Institution of Chicago, Chicago, IL ; Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI ; St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO ; Art Institution of Terre Haute, Terre Haute, IN ; Art Institution of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1880-1881, 1886) ;
Awards: [a free academy], New York, NY, Natural History Pell medal ; Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, bronze medal (1904) ; Paris Exhibition, Paris, France, bronze medal (1900) ; Charleston Exposition, Charleston, silver medal (1902) ; American Water Color Society, New York, NY ; New York Water Color Club, New York, NY ; International Exposition, Atlanta, GA, honorable mention, medal (1895) ; State Fair, Syracuse, NY, honorable mention, medal (1898) ;




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