biografia di Henry Bayley SNELL (1858-1943)

Birth place: Richmond, England

Addresses: NYC; New Hope, PA

Profession: Painter, teacher

Studied: ASL.

Exhibited: Boston AC, 1887-1909; PAFA Ann., 1890-1938; AIC, 1894-1926; AC Phila. 1896 (gold), 1916 (prize); NAD, 1896-98, 1903-34; Nashville Expo, 1897 (prize); Paris Expo, 1900 (prize); Pan-Am. Expo, Buffalo, 1901 (medal); St. Louis Expo, 1904 (medal); Worcester Mus., 1905 (prize); NYWCC, 1905 (prize); Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1907-37 (12 times); Pan-Pacific Expo, San Francisco, 1915 (medal; gold); SC, 1918 (prize).

Member: ANA, 1902; NA, 1906; NYWCC; AWCS; SAA, 1905; SC, 1903; Lotos Club; Fellowship PAFA, 1916; NAC; Allied AA.

Work: PAFA; Albright Art Gal., Buffalo; Worcester Mus.; Herron AI, Indianapolis; MMA.

Comments: He came to NYC at age 17 and supported himself by working for an engineering firm and a lithography studio while studying art. Snell married Florence Francis (see entry) in 1888 and began painting in New Hope in 1900 (moving there permanently about 1926). Affiliated with the New Hope Impressionist School, his paintings are done from nature, but forgo the emphasis on depicting seasonal and atmospheric conditions. He painted on many trips to Europe and India, and is especially noted for his coastal scenes of Cornwall, England. He also painted harbor scenes of Gloucester, MA, and Boothbay Harbor, ME. He was a prominent teacher of art. Teaching: NYC; Wash., DC; Phila. School of Des. for Women, 1899-1943; asst. director, FA, U.S. Comm., Paris Expo, 1900.

Sources: WW40; 300 Years of American Art, 527; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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