Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936)

 

Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936)
American muralist, genre painter & educator ;
E.H. Blashfield ; E. H. Blashfield ; E. Blashfield ; Edwin H. Blashfield ; Edwin Blashfield ; Blashfield, Edwin Holland ;
[Born December 5, 1848 in Brooklyn, NY – died October 12, 1936 in South Dennis (Cape Cod), MA]

 

FAD record control number: 37392 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936) biography:

Birth: December 5, 1848 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Death: October 12, 1936 in South Dennis (Cape Cod), MA from heart trouble ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac:
 Sagittarius ;

Known for: Murals ; genre painting ;
Medium: oil ;
Technique: painting ;
Subjects: ruins ; people ; mythology ; native Americans ; allegory ; classical ;

Areas: Brooklyn, NY ; New York, NY ; Paris, France ; Germany ; Italy ; Switzerland ; South Dennis (Cape Cod), MA, summer home ; Washington, DC ; Detroit, MI ; Chicago, IL ; Baltimore, MD ; Cleveland, OH ; Des Moines, IA ; Madison, WI ; Saint Paul, MN ; Egypt (February-March, 1887) ; England ; Art colony at Broadway, England (1887) ;
Region: North East ; Europe ; Far East ;
Lived: 6 Astor Place, New York, NY (1872) ; 18 Second Place, Brooklyn, NY (1877-1881, 1891-1892) ; Sherwood Studio Building, 58 West 57th Street, New York, NY (1881-1887) ;
Father: William H. Blashfield (?-1888) ;
Mother: Eliza (Dodd) Blashfield (?-1905), an artist ;
Relatives:
Spouse: Evangeline (Wilbour) Blashfield (1838-1918), first wife, married 1888 ; Grace Mary (Hall) Blashfield (1869–1947), second wife, married 1928 ;
Children: Edwin Wilbour Blashfield (1904-1904), son ;

Training: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA ; Boston Latin School, Boston, MA ; Harvard College, Cambridge, MA : initial coursework in engineering at these schools ; Boston, MA under Thomas Murphy Johnston (1834-1869) & William Rimmer (1816-1879) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA ; Paris, France in the private studio of Leon Joseph Florentin Bonnat (1833-1922) (1867-1870, 1874-1880) ; Germany ; Italy ; Switzerland ;
Instructors: Thomas Murphy Johnston (1834-1869) ; William Rimmer (1816-1879) ; Leon Joseph Florentin Bonnat (1833-1922) ; Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) ;
Work:  Murals : dome of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Court House of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, Appellate Division Courthouse, New York, NY, Cleveland Federal building, Cleveland, OH, capitol buildings of Iowa, Des Moines, IA, capitol building of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, capitol building of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, Church of the Ascension, New York, NY, St. Matthew’s Church, Washington, DC ; Mural Painting in America by Blashfield (1913) ; Italian Cities by Blashfield and his wife (1900) ; Vasari’s lives of the painters translated by Blashfield (4 volumes, 1897) ; St. Nicholas Magazine, New York, NY, illustrator ; Decorated private residences, commissions ; Artwork for the United States two-dollar bill, 1896 ;

Taught: widely lectured on art topics ;
Students: Olive Parker Black (1868-1948) ;

Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, honorary artist member, ca.1923-1936 ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY, president (1920-1926) ; Architectural League of New York, New York, NY ; National Sculpture Society, New York, NY ; National Society of Mural Painters, New York, NY, president, 1909-1914 ; American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY ; National Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, president (1915-16) ; American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, honorary member ; Society of American Artists, New York, NY, president (1895-6) ; Federation of Fine Arts of New York, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Chicago World’s Fair Exposition, Chicago, IL, 1893 ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1872, 1877, 1881-1884, 1887-1889, 1891-1892) ; Paris Salons, Paris, France (1874-1879, 1881, 1891-1892) ; Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1881-1882, 1885, 1887-1889, 1892-1894); Royal Academy, London, England ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA (1883, 1889, 1896) ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1880-1881) ;
Awards: National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Gold Medal, 1934 ; New York University, New York, NY, honorary doctorate,1926 ; U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, DC, served on the commission, 1912-16 ;

Milestones: Encouraged to pursue art after his mother sent his drawings to Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) ;

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August 7, 2018

Last updated: May 26, 2019 at 0:10 am

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