Ernest Albert (Brown) Sr (1857-1946)

 

Ernest Albert (Brown) Sr (1857-1946)
American lyrical impressionist scenic designer, landscape painter & muralist ;
Ernest Albert ; E. Albert ; E.A. Brown ; E. A. Brown ; Ernest Brown ; Ernest A. Brown ;
[Born August 15, 2857 in Brooklyn, NY – died March 25, 1946 in New Canaan, CT]

 

FAD record control number: 42759 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Ernest Albert (Brown) (1857-1946) biography:

Birth: August 15, 2857 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Death: March 25, 1946 in New Canaan, CT ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Leo ;

Known for: Lyrical impressionist Old Lyme landscape paintings ; winterscapes ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Landscapes ; still-life ; snowscapes ; winter landscapes ;

Areas: Brooklyn, NY (1857-1880) ; New York, NY (1857-1880, 1894-) ; St. Louis, MO (1880-1885) ; Chicago, IL (1885-1894) ; New Rochelle, Westchester, NY (1900-1946) ; Old Lyme, CT (ca.1905-1946, 1908) ; New Canaan, CT (1920-1946) ; Monhegan Island, ME (after ca.1905- ) ; London, England ; Montreal, Canada ;
Region: North East ; Mid-west ;
Lived: Brooklyn, NY (1857-1880) ; St. Louis, MO (1880-1885) ; 5141 Hibbard Avenue, Chicago, IL ; Grayeyres, Rochelle Park, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY (1900-1946) ; Florence Griswold house, Old Lyme, CT (1908) ; Old Stamford Road, New Canaan, CT (1920-1946) ;
Father: Daniel Webster Brown (1833-1904) ;
Mother: Harriet Dunn Smith (1835-1926) ;
Relatives:
Spouse: Annie Elizabeth (Bagwell) Albert (Brown) (1858-1925), wife, married 1881 ;
Children: Ruby Frances Albert (Brown) (1882-1882), daughter ; Elsie Albert (Brown) (1883-1969), daughter ; Edith Dorothy Albert (Brown) (1885-1962), daughter ; Ernest Maxwell Albert (Brown), Jr. (1890-1955), son, also a painter and Salmagundian ;

Training: Old Montague Art School, Montague, NY ; Brooklyn Art Institute, Brooklyn, NY (1872) ;
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Work: Worked as a newspaper artist early in his career ; Became a stage designer, working for the Brooklyn Theater (1872) ; Director of Pope’s Theater, St. Louis, MO ; Worked on the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL, responsible for color scheme and design of many of the building interiors (1892) ; Founded scenic design company Albert Studios, New York, NY (1894) ; Slowly removes himself from scenic design beginning in 1905 and completely by 1911 ; Worked on landscape painting and still-life from 1905 until his death ; Started company with Oliver Dennett Grover (1861-1927) and Walter Wilcox Burridge (1857-1913) ;

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Member: American Society of Scenic Painters, Chicago, IL, founder ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1918) ; Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, founding member ; New Canaan Society of Artists, New Canaan, CT ; Chicago Society of Artists, Chicago, IL, artist member & president ; Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, NY ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY, associate & full-member (1946) ; Old Lyme Association, Old Lyme, CT (1909) ;
Exhibited with: Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY ; St. Louis Sketch Club, St. Louis, MO ; New Canaan Society of Artists, New Canaan, CT ; Highland Park Art Museum, Highland Park, NY ; Grand Central Art Gallery, New York, NY ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ; Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, solo show (1941) ; Boston, solo show (1981) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1921-1946) ; Old Lyme Association, Old Lyme, CT ;
Awards: Brooklyn Art Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Graham art medal (1872) ;

Milestones: Changed his name using his middle name as his last name (1879) ; Hired friend Jules Vallee Guerin (1866-1946) ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2018.42759

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Record birth date:
December 25, 2018

Last updated: January 27, 2019 at 0:52 am

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