A MASTERPIECE, IN THE HISTORY OF PAINTING (10)
Oil on canvas
18 x 32 in. (45.7 x 81.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ( New York – USA )
Charles Courtney Curran
Charles Courtney Curran (born 1861 in Hartford, Kentucky, died 1942 in New York City) is an American painter.
In 1881, at the age of 20, he left his native Kentucky and moved to Sandusky, Ohio. He studied for a year at the Cincinnati School of Design, then moved to New York. In this city, he enrolled in the National Academy of Design and the Art Student League; his participation in exhibitions where his paintings are the beginning of a brilliant career.
To complete his training, he came to study in Paris where, from 1888 to 1902, he was the student, at the Julian Academy, Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Henri-Lucien Doucet. In New York, Curran also becomes a teacher at the Pratt Institute, the Cooper Union, and the American Academy of Design.
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