Biografie von Eugène Lawrence VAIL (1857-1934)

Birth place: Saint-Servan, France

Addresses: Paris, France

Profession: Painter

Studied: ASL with C. Beckwith and W.M. Chase; Académie Julian, Paris; …cole des Beaux-Arts, Paris with Cabanel, Dagnan-Bouvert, Collin.

Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1883-88, 1893-94, (prize, 1886; medal, 1888); PAFA Ann., 1883, 1888, 1892, 1902-04; AIC, 1894, 1903, 1906; SNBA, 1899; Paris Expo, 1889 (gold); Berlin (prize); Munich (medal); Providence AC, late 1890s; Antwerp (medal); St. Louis Expo, 1904 (medal); Liege Expo, 1905 (medal).

Member: Soc. Nat. des Beaux-Arts; Paris SAP; Société de Peintres et Sculpteurs; Providence AC; Legion of Honor, 1984.

Work: Brooklyn Mus.; CGA; RISD; Nat. Gal. Art; Nat. Mus. Am. Art; Wheaton College; Worcester Art Mus.; Wash. County MFA; Luxembourg Mus.; several European mus.

Comments: He was born in France of American parents and studied and exhibited in the U.S. before returning permanently to France around 1900. He lived alternatively in Paris and Venice, painting floral still lifes, marines, and street and canal scenes. Bibliography:Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, 399; add'l info. courtesy of Elinor Nacheman, Pawtucket, RI; exh. cat., Painters of Rhode Island (Newport AM, 1986, p. 23); Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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