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Abbey, Edwin Austin

Born: 1852 AD
Died: 1911 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Painters

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.