biography of Walter Elmer SCHOFIELD (1866-1944)

Birth place: Philadelphia, PA

Death place: Cornwall, England

Addresses: from 1902: winters in New Hope area & Phila., PA/summers in Cornwall, England

Profession: Landscape painter

Studied: PAFA; Académie Julian, Paris with Bouguereau, Ferrier, Doucet, 1887-92; Ecole des Beaux-Arts; also with Aman-Jean in Paris.

Exhibited: PAFA Ann., frequently, 1891-1946 (medal 1903, gold 1914 ); Paris Salon, 1894; Phila. AC, 1898 (prize); SAA, 1900 (prize); Paris Expo, 1900 (prize); NAD, 1901 (prize), 1911 (gold), 1920 (prize); Pan-Am. Expo., Buffalo, 1901; CI, 1904 (medal); St. Louis Expo, 1904 (medal); Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1907-43 (17 times, incl. silver medal, 1926); NAC, 1913 (gold, prize); Pan.-Pacific Expo, San Francisco, 1915 (medal); AIC, 1921 (prize); Sesqui-Centennial Expo, 1926 (medal).

Member: ANA, 1902; NA 1907; NIAL; SAA, 1904; Phila. AC; Century Assn.; NAC; SC; Royal Soc. British Artists; Chelsea Arts Club, London; St. Ives Art Cl., England; PAFA (fellow)

Work: MMA; CGA; Cincinnati Mus.; CI; Albright Art Gal.; PAFA; Herron AI; Rochester, AIC; NAC; BM; Des Moines City Lib.; Harrison Gal., Los Angeles Mus. Art; Norfolk (VA) Mus. Art; Albright-Knox Art Gal., Buffalo, NY; Brandywine River Mus., PA; Delaware Art Mus.; Indianapolis Mus. Art; NMAA; Luxembourg, Paris; State Mus., Uruguay; Buenos Aires

Comments: New Hope (Bucks County) impressionist known for his snow scenes. He also lived in England part of each year, staying at Godolphin House in Breage, Cornwall, and painting the dramatic seaside cliffs around St. Ives.

Sources: WW40; Danly, Light, Air, and Color, 72; 300 Years of American Art, vol. 2: 610; Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, 389; Falk, Exh. Record Series.