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biography of Maurice FROMKES (1872-1931)

Birth place: Poland

Death place: Paris, France

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter

Studied: NAD, with Ward, Low; Cooper Union, 1888; Holland & France, 1899

Exhibited: NAD, 1895, 1899; PAFA, 1898-99, 1912, 1920-31; Boston AC, 1903-04; SC, 1908 (Isadore Prize); Corcoran Gal., 1910, 1919-30; AIC; Delgado Mus., 1917; Int. Expo FA, Bordeaux, France,1927 (prize).

Member: ANA, 1927: SC; MacD. Club; Allied AA; AFA.

Work: Delgado Mus.; Newcomb Club; Nat. Mus. Mod. Art, Madrid, Spain; Albright Gal. Art; RISD; PMG; Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, VA; Vatican

Comments: Came to the U.S. c.1880 and became a leading American painter. He spent the winter of 1916-17 in New Orleans and moved to Madrid, Spain in 1921 where he began a series of paintings of Spain and prominent Spaniards.

Sources: WW29; Encyclopaedia of New Orleans Artists, 145; Falk, Exh. Record Series.


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