Sunday, September 30, 2012

Adam Emory Albright

Adam Emory Albright (1862-1957)

Adam Emory Albright (1862-1957) will probably always be best known as the father of Ivan, the pioneer in the Chicago school of nightmare.

Is it any surprise that the father's saccharine world is completely the opposite?

He graduated from the Chicago Academy of Design (which would later be forced into bankruptcy and purchased by the first trustees of the Art Institute), and then studied in Munich and Paris.

He was a popular painter of these nostalgic scenes of rural children (he had been one himself, growing up in Centre County, Pennsylvania) and was given solo exhibits at the Art Institute in 1900, 1902, 1911, and 1920.

Like other P&C members of his generation, he also traveled to scenic spots around the country, and even the world.

Pictures of his studio can be found here and here

And a picture of him can be found here


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