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Paintings By
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Lawrence C. Earle,
Distinguished Artist,
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Garfield Gives
Reminiscence of
Artist L. C. Earle

Dutch Boy Painter
Vol. XV Number 2
March 1922




Art In Chicago

by Lucy B. Monroe

p. 420
...For many years Lawrence C. Earle, whose virile talent has received due recognition, was a leader among the painters, prominent in all their gatherings, energetic, ambitious, and widely popular. When he decided a few years ago to make his home in New York, the artistic fraternity of Chicago lost its most active spirit. Mr. Earle's quick intuition and keen sense of humor have been of great service to him in the clever character studies with which his name has of late been associated. Many talented artists have spent a part of their lives in Chicago, and then played truant, either in the desire for further study or for widening fame. Carroll Beckwith, F.S. Church, Harry Eaton, J. Francis Murphy, and Walter Shirlaw came out of the West, and for several years George Hitchcock's stormy genius agitated the placid waters of Chicago's art and society. John Donoghue's best work was done here; and among the younger men Truesdell, Guy Maynard, and William L. Dodge have left the West to study to some purpose in Paris. ...

p. 426

...Most of these early collections have disappeared, but a few of the men who owned them continued steadily to increase and improve their collections. Of these, S.M. Nickerson, J.H. Dole, and Henry Field were the most prominent. Mr. Nickerson has retained many of his early pictures, and his gallery presents a curious array of diverging methods. Bierstadt and the Hudson River school are represented, and there are the conventional examples of Verboeckhoven and Meyer von Bremen, of Bouguereau and Rosa Bonheur. The most notable pictures are by the men of 1830, - a beautiful glimpse of radiant summer, by Daubigny, a lovely group of women by Diaz, one of Rousseau's views of boundless country, a tribute to the beauty of evening stillness by Dupré, a Nile landscape by Fromentin, and "the Fiax Carder", a study of labor by Millet. Clays, Ziem, Alma Tadema, and Mittling are also here, and a brilliant interior of the Hotel Rambouillet is painted with Isabey's peculiar dash. Many varieties of oriental art have also interested Mr. Nickerson, and he has gathered together beautiful bronzes, sword guards, and lacquers, and a collection of carved jade, which is justly famous. Mr. Dole's unpretentious collection has also been the accretion of years. Some good work by Earle, several heads full of character by Ellen K. Baker, a beautiful, quiet landscape by Macy, and a fine Domingo, are prominent in his gallery; and Mr. Dole is also the fortunate possessor of three or four of Winslow Homer's clever sketches and several of Blum's exquisite Venetian water-colors.

Title: The New England magazine. / Volume 12, Issue 4
Publisher: New England Magazine Co. Publication Date: June 1892
City: Boston Pages: 828 page images in vol.


*Thanks to Dr. J. Gray Sweeney for permission to use material from
Artists of Grand Rapids 1840-1980, J. Gray Sweeney; Grand Rapids, 1981:
The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Grand Rapids Public Museum

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