Henry Siddons Mowbray
American, 1858 - 1928
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Henry Siddons Mowbray was born in Alexandria, Egypt, August 5, 1858; son of John Henry Siddons and Eliza Fade. He was adopted by his uncle George Mowbray and his aunt Annie Fade Mowbray after the deaths of his parents.
He attended the common schools of North Adams, Massachusetts, was appointed a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy in 1875, but left after one year and studied painting under Bonnat in Paris. He opened a studio in New York in 1885 and engaged in figure painting and decorating.
He was elected a member of the Society of American Artists in 1886 and won the Clark prize at the National Academy of Design in 1888. He was elected a national academician in 1891. Among his paintings are: Aladdin; Evening Breeze; Last Favourite; Le Destin; Idle Hours; Iridescence; Persephone and Demeter; Lady in Black; mural decorations in Appellate Court House, Morgan Library, and University Club in New York; in the board room of the Prudential Life Insurance company at Newark, N.J., and in private residences in New York City.
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