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Ernest Lawson  American  1873 -1939
Born:  Nova Scotia, Canada 
Died:  Florida, United States 
Studied: Santa Clara Art Academy 
Art Students League, New York City 
Academie Julien, Paris 
Instructors: John Henry Twachtman 
John Ferguson Weir 
Exhibited: Armory Show, New York City 1913
Examples of Work: Art Institute of Chicago 
Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania 
Brooklyn Museum of Art 
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC 
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington 
Detroit Institute of Arts 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Nelson Gallery, Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, Missour 
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC 
Art Gallery of Toronto 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: The Eight
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Harlem River
Memberships: National Academy of Design p. ANA 1908; NA 1917
Century Association 
National Arts Club 
National Institute of Arts and Letters 
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Ernest Lawson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1873. He moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1888 where his father was practicing medicine. Lawson enrolled in classes at the Kansas City Art League School, but without sufficient money for art studies, he accompanied his father the following year t... (More)

Ernest Lawson attended Kansas City Art Institution in 1888, Santa Clara Academy in Mexico in 1889, the Art Students League in 1891 and finally Academie Julian in 1893. Lawson was a member of "The Eight" and one of the foun... (More)

A noted Impressionist, Ernest Lawson became known as "the landscape painter of the Eight," the group at the forefront of early-twentieth century American art. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lawson took an early interest in d... (More)

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