1852 - Born on the 1st of April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1871 - He was staff at Harpers by the time he was 19.
1878 - He moved to England
1890 - He completed murals for the Boston Public Library.
1898 - He was made a full member of the Royal Academy.
1902 - He was chosen to paint the coronation of King Edward VII.
1907 - He declined an offer of knighthood in order to retain his U.S. citizenship.
- He summered at Broadway, Worcestershire, England, where he painted and vacationed alongside
John Singer Sargent at the home of Francis Davis Millet.
1908 - He painted a number of murals and other artworks for the rotunda of the new Pennsylvania
State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
- His works in that building include allegorical medallions representing Science, Art, Justice, and Religion,
as well as large murals underneath the Capitol dome.
- He was elected to the National Academy of Design and The American of Arts and Letters.
1911 - Died on the 1st of August.
1937 - The Yale University became the home for a sizable collection of his works, the result of a bequest
from Abbey's widow.
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