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Charles Courtney Curran

(américain, 1861 - 1942)

the water gate, world's columbian exposition, chicago by charles courtney curran

Charles Courtney Curran

The Water Gate, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

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Born in Hartford, Kentucky in 1861, the son of Ulysses Thompson Curran and his wife Elizabeth Thompson
Spent his childhood in Sandusky, Ohio
Studied first at the Cinncinnati School of Design, then at the Art Students League in New York City, then at the National Academy of Design and subsequently at the Académie Julian in Paris
In Paris he was a pupil of Benjamin Constant (1845-1902), Jules-Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) and of Lucien Doucet (1856-1895)
He was a teacher at the Pratt Institute, New York City, the Cooper Union and the National Academy
Was given an honourable mention at the Salon of French Artists in 1890 and at the Exposition Universelle in 1900
Was elected to membership of the National Academy of Design in 1904 and was also a member of the Macdowell Club, the Allied Artists Association, the New York Watercolour Club, the American Watercolour Society and the National Arts Club
Won prizes at several exhibitions, including the Paris Salon of 1890, the Paris Exposition in 1885 and at the National Academy (1888, 1893, 1895, 1919)


His work is represented in many museums in America, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Richmond Art Museum, the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1887 until 1935, and at the National Academy of Design in New York from 1883 through to 1943