American, 1865 - 1909
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Birthday variously given as 1867 and circa 1863; correct date of 1865 provided by Mary Clare Altenhofen, on basis of death certificate and passport. Probably born in New York City; taken to Europe as an infant, and only returned once to America in his first 25 years. Childhood in Spain and Italy, as well as France, where he was educated by Jesuits at Vaugirard College, France. While still a collegian, began to study painting with J. G. Vibert, as the youngest of his pupils. Produced sentimental genre pieces and historical painings, with which he made Paris Salon debut in 1882. Early academic style changed in late 1880s and early ‘90s, due to influence of Turner, Wagner, French Symbolists and, Alma-Tadema and Moore (whom he encountered in London circa 1891). Exhibited four times in Salons de la Rose+Croix in 1890s, and had one man shows in New York, Boston and Chicago in mid-1890s. Showed Parsifal Tone Pictures at Knoedler Gallery, New York, 1904. Worked as set designer at Wagner Theatre, Bayreuth. Enjoyed the patronage of President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt.
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