Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911)

Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911)

Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911)
American-English golden age illustrator, engraver & painter ;
E. A. Abbey ; Edwin A. Abbey ; E.A. Abbey ; 
[Born in April 1, 1852 in Philadelphia, PA – died August 1, 1911 in London, England]

 

FAD record control number: 24970 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911) biography:

Birth: April 1, 1852 in Philadelphia, PA ;
Death: August 1, 1911 in London, England ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Aries ;

Known for: Genre ; history painting ; illustrations ; mural painting ;
Medium: pen and ink ; oil ; watercolor ; colored pencil ; mixed-media ; gouache ;
Technique: painting ; drawing ; etching ;
Subjects: Renaissance England ; Shakespearean themes ; medieval costume scenes ; literary allusions ;

Areas: Brandywine, PA ; England before 1900 ; Europe ; Expatriate from USA or Canada ; Italy before World War I ; Paris studied and/or worked before 1900 ; Venice, Italy ; Virginia before 1900 ;
Region: North Eastern ; European ;
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Spouse: Mary Gertrude (Mead) Abbey, married 1890 ;
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Training: private Philadelphia studio of Isaac L. Williams (1817-1895) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Christian Schussele (1824-1879) ; Munich under Wilhelm Von Diez (1839-1907) ;
Instructors: Isaac L. Williams (1817-1895) ; Christian Schussele (1824-1879) ; Wilhelm Von Diez (1839-1907) ;
Work: Van Ingen & Snyder, publisher, Philadelphia, PA, apprentice draftsman ; Harper’s Weekly, New York, NY, illustrator ; Harper & Brothers publishing company, New York, NY, illustrator ;

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Member: American Water Color Society, elected ; Tile Club, founding member ; Royal Institute of the Painters in Water Colour, 1883 ; Royal Academy, 1898 ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY, associate academician, 1901 ; Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, England, elected ; Bath Society of Artists, elected president, 1904 ; American Academy of Arts and Letters, elected member, 1905 ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, honorary member (1884-1911) ;
Exhibited with: American Water Color Society ; Royal Academy, 1885 ; Royal Institute of the Painters in Water Colour ; Fine Arts Society, London ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1884, 1887) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1879, 1887, 1899, 1902, 1903, 1905) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1874, 1875, 1877, 1887, 1899, 1902, 1903, 1905) ; Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY (1884) ;
Awards: Yale University, Master of Arts degree, honorary ; University of Pennsylvania, PA, honorary degree ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, gold medal of honor ; King Edward VII, official court painter ;

Milestones: began painting in oil at age 40 ; influenced by Pre-Raphaelites ;  worked with John Singer Sargent and the French artist and decorator, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, to provide a series of decorations for the Boston Public Library, 1890, 15 panels, legend of King Arthur and the Holy Grail ; physical exhaustion breakdown, 1906 ; Royal Academy exhibition of 300 works after his death, 1911 ; 2,000 of Abbey’s paintings, pastels, drawings,and prints donated to the Yale University Art Gallery ;


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Record birth date:
April 22, 2018

Last updated: January 30, 2019 at 14:17 pm

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