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Paul Bernard King, N.A. (1867-1947)

Monhegan Island Harbor

25 x 30 Oil (relined),Antique carved frame 31 x 36

Price available upon request

Versatility, artistic maturity and mastery of technique and medium are hallmarks of Paul King's art. His diverse works of portraits, landscapes, rural scenes, and seascapes establish his reputation in the first quarter of the century. In 1938, after a productive 30 year career, he was elected as a full member of the National Academy.

King was born in 1867 to a Buffalo, New York goldsmith. Apprenticed there to a lithography firm, he became an accomplished printer. King later studied at the Art Students League of Buffalo and, from 1901 to 1904, at the New York Art Students League with Henry S. Mowbray. While a student, he was an illustrator for "Life" and "Harper's" magazines. From 1905 to 1906, King studied in Holland with Willy Sluiter, Evert Pieters and Bernard Bloomers. From 1906, when his oil painting "Hauling in the Anchor Line" (date and location unknown) captured the Salmagundi Club's top two prizes, King regularly received recognition. His merit was freely acknowledged by his artist peers, as well as by the critics and the public.

He was a board member of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, serving as vice president and acting president, from 1908 to 1921. In 1921, he moved from his long-time home in Germantown section of Philadelphia to Stony Brook, Long Island, where he died in 1947.

Memberships: Allied Artists,America Federation of Arts, Artists Aid Society, Artists Fund Society, International Society of Arts and Letters, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Art Club, Salmagundi Club

Public Collections:Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Reading Museum, Pennsylvania; Los Angeles Museum; Houston Art Museum; New Pantheon, Nashville, Tennessee. (From "American Art Analog").

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