Artist of the moment……Birge Harrison

Lovell Birge Harrison was an American painter born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1854. Harrison was renowned for his landscapes and paintings of the western genre. Harrison was a tonalist painter. If you enjoy tonalist works make sure and check out my entry on Montana painter Russell Chatham.

For his artistic education Birge Harrison attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1874. Here he was able to study from master figure painter Thomas Eakins.

Deciding he needed more schooling he took off for Paris and  with the help of John Singer Sargent decided to study under the famed Carolus-Duran at the famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Harrison met his future wife when he was doing some summer landscapes. She too was an artist named Eleanor Ritchie. His first wife would die whilst expecting the couples first baby. Harrison remarried and moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

By 1910 Birge Harrison had become famous for landscapes of the winter season.

Harrison was a member of the National Academy of Design.

Birge Harrison passed away in 1929.

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In the next few posts I will cover his brother, T. Alexander  Harrison.

Birge Harrison also was great at design with clouds.

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