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biography of Lawton Silas PARKER (1868-1954)

Birth place: Fairfield, MI

Death place: Pasadena, CA.

Addresses: Chicago area, 1891-1916; Pailly-sur-Oise, France (until 1942)

Profession: Portrait, figurative, and landscape painter, teacher

Studied: Acad. Julian, Paris, with J. P. Laurens, Constant, Bouguereau & Robert-Fleury, 1889-90, 1896-98; ASL with H. S. Mowbray & Wm. M. Chase, 1897; …cole des Beaux-Arts with Gérôme; Whistler in Paris; mural painting with P. Besnard in Paris.

Exhibited: PAFA Ann., 1899-21 (9 times); Paris Salon, 1900, 1902 (med.), 1913 (gold); St. Louis Expo, 1904 (med.); Int. Expo, Munich, 1905 (gold); CI, 1907; Chicago SA, 1908 (med.); AIC; 1909 (prize); NAD, 1909 (prize); Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1910-19 (3 times); Brooklyn AA, 1912; Pan-Pacific Expo, San Fran., 1915.

Member: ANA, 1916; Chicago SA; Paris AAA; NAC.

Work: Chicago Univ.; U.S. Court of Appeals, Wash., DC; AIC; LACMA; Nat. Coll., France

Comments: A member of a group of American artists, who lived and worked for a time near Monet"s studio-home at Giverny. Teaching: St. Louis Sch. FA, 1892; Beloit College, 1893; pres., NY Sch. Art, 1898-99; dir., Parker Acad., Paris, 1900; AIC, 1902; pres., Chicago Acad. FA, 1903.

Sources: WW40; Gerdts, Monet's Giverny: An Impressionist Colony; Bruce Weber, The Giverny Luminists: Frieseke, Miller, and Their Circle; 300 Years of American Art, 622; Falk, Exh. Record Series.


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