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John Francis Murphy  American  1853 -1921
Born: Oswego, New York, United States 
Studied: Chicago Academy of Design 
Examples of Work: Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Tonalist
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1885; NA 1887
Salmagundi Club, New York 
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Called "the American Corot," J. Francis Murphy was a painter of Tonalist landscapes who was renowned especially for small, intimate views of nature.

He was born in Oswego, New York, and moved at the age of fifte... (More)

Francis Murphy was a largely self-taught artist, although he studied briefly at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He was a leading Tonalist painter who was concerned with capturing the emotive poetry of landscapes. He used... (More)

J. Francis Murphy was America's premier Tonalist, whose landscapes bare his poetic style. Moving away from realistic depictions of nature, Murphy attempted to capture landscape's lyric potential, often applying several layer... (More)

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