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[[underline]] ERNEST LAWSON [[/underline]] Born in San Francisco in 1875 of parents of Nova Scotia origin. In 1889 went with his family to Mexico City hwere he worked as a draughtsman, making cross sections of the Panama Canal, and in this way financed his art education. He studied at the Art Students' League under Twachtman and at the school in Cos Cob formed by Twachtman and J. Alden Weir. In 1893 he went to Paris, studying under Laurens and with Benjamin Constant. Returning, he lived in Connecticut and Toronto, finally settling in Washington Heights, N. Y., where he painted many of his finest landscapes. He was close to Glackens and the group of painters known as the "Eight", with whom he exhibited in 1908. He travelled a good deal, going - among other places - to Spain in 1916 to Nova Scotia in 1923. In 1926 he went to teach at the Broadmoor Art Academy, Colorado Springs. He later taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, returning to New York in 1929. He died in Florida in 1939. Lawson won many awards and honors during his painting career. Represented: Metropolitan Museum of Art Whitney Museum of American Art Art Institute of Chicago Phillips Memorial Gallery Addison Gallery, and many others.
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