Abbey, Edwin Austin

Born: Apr 01, 1852 AD
Died: 1911 AD, at 59 years of age.

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.

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