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preface

THIS (iiiide has been compiled for the purpose of
serving those interested in the Fine Arts in this
city and throughout the United States. By the
term Fine Arts, we mean to include all the Graphic Arts,
and the volume will show to what extent the Graphic
Arts are practised in this city, and it will be of especial
interest to those who are immediately interested in their
growth and development.

The information contained in the xArt Guide will be
found accurate. Great care has been exercised in its
preparation, arid it has been the sole aim of the publishers
to make the volume such that it can be implicitly relied
on as a book of reference.

Special attention has been given to different exhibits
throughout the United States, and to the various art
educational institutions. The lists of names will be of
service to those who are interested in art work, and will
serve a commendable commercial purpose for all those
who may have dealings with artists, architects, engravers,
etc., and it is hoped that the volume will prove of value
to all interested in art.



WHEAT PUBLISHING CO.

14 State Street



Contents

Art Clubs.

Art Institutions of the United States.

Art Exhibitions, 1892-3.

Art (lalleries.

Art Institutions and Collections.

Artists — Their Reception Days.

Art Schools.

Art Scholarship.

Architects.

Architectural Draughtsmen.

China Painters.

Crayon Portraits.

Flower Painters.

Illustrators and Designers.

Mechanical Draughtsmen.

Monuments — Names of Sculptors.

Sculptors.

Studios — Location.

Teachers.

The Law of Copyright.

The Tariff.

Trade List (Classified).



New England
Conservatory of Music
and Fine Arts.



Franklin Square,

BOSTON, MASS.




Founded by Dr. E. TOUEJEE.



CARL FAELTEN, Director.




THE SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS offers the best possible facilities for study in all
departments of D7- awing. Oil and Ifaie/- Color Paiutiii^, Architectural
3'Iodclliiig, Sculpture, etc., under the most competent specialists.

IT IS THE AIM OF THE CONSERVATORY to ofier an education in the Fine
Arts as thorough and complete as is given in the best schools abroad.

THE MANY ADVANTAGES of the school include the convenient arrangement
of the art rooms, finely lighted and ventilated studio?, and a complete col-
lection of ca^ts from the antique; the finest reproductions of drawings from
the best French and German masters; also a collection of paintings and still
life objects. Models five days each week. The association with the kindred
arts of Music and Elocution in this great Co7iscrvatory assures a School <.i
Art unsurpassed in this country.

STUDENTS OF THE ART DEPARTMENT aie admitted /;v^ to all the Col-
lateral Ach'a>itages offered in the Musical and other departments of the
institution, which consists of Coucei ts, Lectures, Library, Gyiuuasiitm, etc.

A SAFE AND INVITING HOME is provided for lady students in the Conser-
vatory building.

For calendar and special art circular, address

FRANK W. HALE, Qen'I Manager,

Franklin Square, Boston, Mass.



Zbc principal Hrt llncititutiono anb
(riub£:> of tbc 'mnitc& States,



ALBANY, N. Y.

The Albany Art League. Social organization of those
interested in art. No classes of instruction connected with the
League.

State Capitol. Lnportant as an architectural work. Con-
tains the two pictures by the late Wm. Morris Hunt, "The
Flight of Night," and the " Discoverer."

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.

New Mexico Exposition and Dri\ ing Park Association.
Under the patronage of this Association are classes in painting,
sculpture, drawing, etc., etc.

Exhibition of work in September.

AMHERST, MASS.
Amherst College. There is a gallerv of art connected
with the collfge. The curriculum embraces a course of lectures
on the history of sculpture in the second year.

AUSTIN, TEX.

The Woman's Exchange. Similar to the various decora
tive art societies.

BALTIMORE, MD.

Baltimore Chapter oe the American Institute of
Architects. Maryland Historical Society. Athenaeum
Building. Organized in 1844. There is a very fine art
gallery connected with the Society, open to the public daily.

Maryland Institute. Organized in 1848. The Institute
maintains a School of Art and Design. The curriculum em-
braces a coniplete course of elementary artistic, industrial,
mechanical, and architectural drawing.

Exhibitions of the students' work in June. Through the
liberality of the late Geo. Peabody, the Institute offers prizes
amounting to $500 to the highest graduate.

Peabody Institute. Founded by the late Geo. Peabody,
The gallery of art. opened in 1881, contains a very fine collec-
tion of casts from the antique and Renaissance period.



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BERKELEY, CAL.

University of California. Possesses the Bacon art gallery
of the University of California. It had its origin in a gift from
Henry D. Bacon, of Oakland, Cal.

BOSTON, MASS.

See " Boston Art Guide."

BLOOMINGTON, ILL.

Historical and Art Society. No replies to inquiries.

BROOKLYN, N. Y.

The Adelphi Academy. Lafayette Avenue, corner St.
James Avenue. Incorporated in 1867. Contains in its curriculum
a Department of Fine Arts under the direction of J. B. Whitta-
ker. The regular course is four years, and is very complete.

Brooklyn Art Association. 179 Montague Street. Insti-
tuted in 1 861 ; incorporated in 1864. Maintains, in conjunction
with the Brooklyn Institute, the Brooklyn Art School, where
splendid facilities are offered for the study of art. There are regu-
lar exhibitions held by the Association of oils and water colors.

Brooklyn Art Club. Organized 1879. Secretary, W.
Wadsworth. Annual exhibition in February.

Brooklyn Institute. Founded in 1824; incorporated in
1890. Among the several departments of the Institute are
those of Fine Arts, Architecture, Photography, and Numis-
matics. The Institute also maintains a Summer School of A,rt at
Shinnecock Hill, L. I., and the Brooklyn Architectural School.

The Pratt Institute. Founded through the generosity of
Charles Pratt, one of the largest institutions of the kind in the
country. The course of instruction in the Art Department
includes the Regular Art Course, the Normal Art Course, Clay
Modelling, Architectural and Mechanical Drawing, Applied
Design, Wood Carving, and Art Needlework.

Long Island Historical Society. Pierrepont Street, corner
Clinton Place. Incorporated 1867. The Society possesses a
museum of works of art, relics, and curiosities, which are of
historic interest in the development of this country.

The Rembrandt Club. Organized 1880. Secrelaiy, Walter
K. Payne. 31 Schermerhorn Street. Is a social organization of
those interested in art.

BUFFALO, N. Y.

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Maintains a permanent
gallery of art. There is an art school connected with the
Academy.

The Bohemian Sketch Club. J. Francis Brown. Secretary,
address at the Academy. Is a fine organization of , artists.
Their first exhibition has just been held at the Academy.



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CHARLESTON, S. C.

Til?: Carolina Ai;t Association. Organized in 1857.
Washington Square. Sustains a fine art school exhibition of
students' work early in June.

CHICAGO, ILL.

Art Ixstituti-: of CiiicACio. 202 Michigan Avenue.
Charles L. Hutchinson, President; N. M. Carpenter. Secretary;
W. i\r. R. French, Director. Permanent exhibition. Art
school in connection with the Institute.

The Cos.moi'olitax Art Cluj'.. Charles F. I3rowne, Secre-
tary. 249 Wabash Avenue. Annual exhibitions.

Decorative Art Society. 34 and 36 Washington Street.
Objects, to create in Chicago a desire for artistic decoration,
and to provide training in artistic industries. Classes in pencil
and crayon drawing, painting in oil and water colors, china
decoration maintained by the Society. Loan exhibition held.
Secretary, Mrs N. S. Davis, Jr.

The Palette Club. Organization composed of women.
Secretary, Miss Virginia A. Murphy. 2220 Prairie Avenue.
Annual exhibitions held at the Art Institute Ikiilding in the fall.

The Chicago Society of Artists. 26 Van Buren Street.
President. C. E. Boutivoo ; Secretary, W W.Vernon. One
of the most important clubs in Chicago. Annual exhibition in
May at the Art Institute Building. Oils and water colors.

CINCINNATI, O.

Cincinnati Chapter of the American Architects.

Cincinnati Museum Association.

Cincinnati Art Club. 24 West 4th Street. L. H. Mea-
kin, Secretary. Two annual exhibitions. May and November.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati. Is maintained by the
Association. Course includes drawing, painting in oil and
water colors, sculpture, pen drawing, decorative design.
The Academy also maintains a Summer School from July to
Sept. I.

The Cincinnati Pottery Club. Organized in 1879.
Ladies only, number limited to fifteen.

COLUMBUS, O.
The Columbus Art Association. Organized 1879. ^- ^•
C. A. Building. Maintains an art school, which includes com-
plete course in art. Annual exhibition of students' work in
June. A special art exhibition of the Association will be held
during Lent, 1893. John E. Hussey, Secretary.

I DAYTON, O.

Ladies' Art Association. Maintains a school which furnishes
instruction in drawing and painting.



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Amateur Sketch Club. Miss Yiinckel, Secretary. An-
nual exhibition in November. Organized 1891.

DENVER, COL.

Academy of Fine Arts Association. This is an art
school, under the patronage of the Association.

DETROIT, MICH.

Detroit Museum of Art. Maintains the Detroit Art
School, instruction in drawing, designing, and architecture.
A. ri. Griffiths, Secretary.

ITHACA, N. Y.

Cornell University. Has a fine museum, in which are
some valuable collections of medals, gems, and medallions, and a
fine architectural library,

Ithaca Branch of the Society of Decorative Art,
New York.

JACKSONVILLE, ILL.

Art Association. Annual exhibitions are held. Courses of
lectures and instruction given at its meetings.

MADISON, WIS.

State Historical Society. State Capitol. The art
gallery of the Society contains pictures, principally portraitt
and a cabinet of antiquities, coins, and Revolutionary relics.

MIL\VAUKEE, WIS.

Milwaukee College. For women only. Has a very fine
Art Department, where exceptional facilities are offered for the
study of art.

Milwaukee Industrial Exposition. Exposition Building.
The Association holds annual expositions and therewith art
exhibitions.

MiLW'AUKEE Museum of Fine Arts. Maintains the School
of Design.

NEW LONDON, CONN.

New London County Historical Society. Museum of
exhistorical relics, Indian curiosities, etc.

NEW ORLEANS, LA.

Southern Art Union and Woman's Industrial Asso-
ciation. Maintains a school of design, in which there are both
day and evening classes. The Association also maintains a
salesroom, where the works of contiibutors are sold on commis-
sion,

NEWPORT, R. I.

Newport Historical Society. Collection of Indian relics
and antiquities.



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Redwood Athenm^uim and Lthkarv. Incorporated 1747.
One of the oldest institutions of the country. It possesses a
very fine art collection.

Rhode Island Chapter oe the American Institute oe
Architects.

NEW YORK, N. Y.

American Institute OE Architects. 18 Broadway.

American Water Color Society. 51 West loth Street.
Secretary, C. ?I. Eaton. Has a residet membership of 74, and
22 non-resident members. The exhibitions of this club con-
fined to water colors. The exhibitions of the New York Etching
Club are held at the same time and place with the Water
Color Society. These exhibitions are the most important
of their kind in the country.

Architectural League. American Art Society Building.
Secretary, Edmund T. Hapgood. Objects of the society, the
promotion of architecture and the allied fine arts. The mem-
bership list numbers 213.

Artists' Fund Society. Organized 1859, incorporated
1861. Secretary, G. H. Jewell. Is an organization of profes-
sional artists for the purpose of giving aid to disabled members.
The Society has three funds : (i) The Widows' Fund ; (2) The
Relief Fund ; (3) The Benevolent Fund, for the benefit of
artists who are not members of the Society.

Artists' Aid Society. 51 West loth Street. Secretary,
J. C. Nicholl. Organized 1890. It is composed of artists,
associated for mutual assistance and benefit. Has a fund of
over $1,000. Membership of 52.

American Fine Art Society. Incorporated 1889. Formed
by a combination of the Society of American Artists, the
Architectural League, and the Art Students' League, for the
purpose of erecting a Fine Arts Building. The building on
57th Street, between Broadway and 5th Avenue, is now owned
by tiie Society.

The Art Students' League. 143 West 23d Street.
Founded 1875; incorporated in 1878. Miss Pollen K. Leute.
Secretary. Composed of artists and art students. There are
260 active members. A splendidly equipped art school is
maintained by the League. Astor Library, founded and en-
dowed by John Jacob Astor, has a very fine collection of works
on archcfologv and architecture. There is also a small col-
lection of paintings and bronzes loaned by the Astor family.

Century Association. 7 West 43d Street. Founded in
1847: incorporated in 1857. Secretary, Henry Howland. Is
one of the most important art clubs in New York. It possesses
a very fine permanent collection. There are regular exhibitions



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held each month. Admission to the exhibitions obtained through
invitation by the members.

Chamber of Commerce. Mutual Life Building. Possesses a
large collection of portraits, including some specimens of early
American artists.

Cooper Union. 7th Street, corner 4th Avenue. Founded
by the late Peter Cooper. Secretary, Abram S. Hewett. The
library contains 30,000 volumes. Maintains a free art school
for women.

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the
City OF New York. Mechanics' Hall, 18 East 1 6th Street.
Chartered 1792. Is a very wealthy society ; maintains a splen-
didly equipped library, and a free evening school of drawing.
There are besides free scholarships in Columbia College and Uni-
versity of New York within the gift of the Society.

Ladies' Art Association. 23 East 14th Street. Incorpora-
ted 1877. Objects, to promote the interests of women artists,
and to found a central point of union and reference for its mem-
bers, to provide instruction for those already engaged as teachers
of painting and drawing in schools and colleges.

Metropolitan Museum OF Art. Central Park, 5th Avenue,
and 82d Street. Chartered 1870- The trustees of the Museum
have established one of the finest art schools in the country.

The National Academy of Design. Corner 4th Avenue
and West 23d Street. Incorporated 1828. Possesses a fine collec-
tion of foreign and American pictures, and a large collection of
casts for the use of the schools. One of the best equipped
art schools in the country is maintained by the Academy.
Two exhibitions annuallv are held.

The New York School of Applied Design for
Women. 200 West 23d Street. Instruction given in all
branches of industrial art.

New York Society of Keramic Arts. Organized 1892.
Two exhibitions annually, November and February. Secretary,
Mrs. E. C. Dean.

New York Etching Club. Secretary, Chas. T. W.
Neitalz. Objects, to advance the art of freehand etching. Forty-
two members. Exhibitions are held at the same time and place
as the American Water Color Society.

New York Historical Society. 170 Second Avenue. In-
stituted in 1804. In addition to a magnificent library, the
society possesses in its museum the celebrated Abbott collection
of Egyptian antiqiuties.

New York Institute for Artist Artisans. 140 West
23d Street. Ex-Gov. Joshua L. Chamberlain, President. T.
W. Stimson, Educational Superintendent of Industrial Art
School.



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Salmagundi Club. 49 West 220! Street. Incorporated
1880. Secretary, R. C. Minor. Society of artists. Only
object, the promotion of social intercourse among artists, and
the advancement of art by means of frequent exhibitions.
Number of members, 124.

Sketch Club. 47 West 42d Street. Incorporated 1892.
Secretary, J. N. Hutchins. Object, the study of architecture
and the allied arts. Number of members, 105. The Club has
two exhibitions. First, exhibition of sketches in October, and
the annual exhibition in December.

Society OF American Artists. Founded 1878. Secretary,
W. A. Coffin. Number of members, 135. Holds regular annual
exhibitions. Fourteenth exhibition held at the 5th Avenue
galleries from May 2 to May 8 inclusive.

The Society of Decorative Art. 28 East 21st Street.
Incorporated 1878. Provides a place for the exhibition and
sale of art work, and maintains a school of instruction.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Academy of Fine Arts. Founded in 1805. One of the
important institutions of the country. Has a magnificent collec-
tion of works of art. Holds two regular exhibits annually :
oils in November, and water colors in April. Connected with
the Academy is a very fine art school. Milton Bancroft,
Superintendent.

Drexal Institute. Chestnut Street, corner 32d Street.
Founded by Anthony T. Drexal. Was opened Dec. 17, 1891.
The chief object is the extension and improvement of industrial
education. The Art Department is one of the most important
features.

Franklin Institute, 7th Street. Founded in 1824 by
Samuel V. Merrick. Connected with the Institute is a drawing
school, the chief aim of which is to further industrial art.

Historical Society of Philadelphia. 22 Spruce Street.
Founded in 1824. Collection of portraits, paintings, and en-
gravings of historic interest.

Independence Hall and National Museum. Old State
House. Collection of portraits of the signers of the Declaration
of Independence.

Museum and School of Industrial Art. Memorial Hall,
Fairmount Park. Incorporated 1876. Object, the establish-
ment of an institution like the South Kensington Museum and
school in London. The school furnishes such instruction as is
required by designers and workmen in the various constructive
and decorative arts.

Philadelphia Art Club. 220 South Broad Street. Incor-
porated 1887. Secretary, L. M. Miller.



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The Philadelphia School of Design for Women.
Broad and Master Streets. Founded in 1844 by Mrs. Sarah
Peter, and incorporated in 1853. Is the pioneer of all industrial
art schools in the United States. Its objects are to give women
an opportunity to gain thorough and systematic instruction in
practical designing. Thorough courses in portrait and landscape
painting. Pen and ink sketching for process reproduction
etching, china painting, modelling, wood engraving, and flower
painting are open to students, as well as a special course for
those who wish to teach. Emily Sartaris is the principal.

Philadelphia Sketch Club, nth, corner Walnut Street.
Organized 1S60. chartered 1889. Objects, social intercourse
among artists, artistic practice. Exhibitions annually. Sec-
retary C. F. Seise.

PITTSBURG, PA.

Pittsburg School of Design for Women. Incorporated
1865. Exhibition of students' work in January.

Amateur Artists' Association. At the Pittsburg School of
Design.

Pittsburg Art Society. 170 4th Avenue. Chas. W.
Scoville, Secretary. In connection with this Soctiey, there has
been opened a permanent exhibition of pictures.

PLYMOUTH, MASS.

Pilgrim Society. Museum of relics, etc.

PORTLAND, ME.
Portland Society of Art. 507.^ Congress Street. Special
exhibition held annually. Walter Cliftbrd, Secretary. 57 Ex-
change Street.

PROVIDENCE, R. I.

Providence Art Club, i i Thomas Street, Two exhibi-
tions held annually.

Rhode Island School of Desicjn. Furnishes instruction
in drawing, painting, modelling, and designing. 283 West-
minster Street.

QUINCY, ILL.

OuiNCY Art Association. No replies to inquiries.

RICHMOND, VA.

Richmond Art Association. Organized 1878. 819 East
Main Street. Annual exhibition in May. Maintains an art class.

Vir(;inia Historical Society. Chartered 1834. West-
moreland Club House. Possesses a fine collection of portraits,
relics, etc.

ROCHESTER, N. Y.

Powers Art (jAllery. Established by D. W. Powers,
1875. One of the most noted galleries of art in the United
States.



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Rochester Art Clui;. Savings Bank Building. Organized
in 1877. Annual exhibition in April. Art classes maintained
by the club.

Rochester Art Exchanci:. 191-196 Powers Building.
Organized 1880, for the exhibition and sale of artwork. Free
classes in charcoal drawing and embroidery sustained by the
club.

SALEM, MASS.

Essex Institute. Incorporated 1848. Contains an art
library and art collection. Course of lectures on art given
during the winter season.

Peabody Academy oe Science.

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

San Francisco Art Association. 430 Pine Street. Organ-
ized 1 87 1. Maintains the California School of Design.
Annual exhibitions are held.

Society of Decorative Art of California. 631
Sutter Street. Organized 188 1 . Maintains classes in drawing,
painting, and art needlework. Annual exhibition in April.

ST. LOUIS, MO.

The St. Louis Artists' Guild. Miss M. Bruere, Secre-
tary, 2670 Washington Avenue.

School of Fine Arts. Art Department of Washington
University, 19th Street and Lucas Place. Established 1879.
Halsey C. Ives, Director. The University possesses a splendid
permanent collection of works of art.

Society OF Artists. Organized October, 1892. Only \\xo-
fessional artists eligible to membership. Number of members,
26. W. A. Griffith, Secretary. Address, School of Fine Arts.
Two annual exhibitions in November and April.

St. Louis Kuenstlerverein. Society of professional
artists. Chiefly Germans. Have just dedicated one of the
finest galleries in the West, at 1824 Chouteau Avenue. Emile
Mench, Secretary.

SYRACUSE, N. Y.

Social Art Club. Organized 1875. Ladies only. Club
possesses quite a valuable collection.

UTICA, n. y.
Utica Art Association.

WASHINGTON, D. C.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art. The gift of W. W\
Corcoran.

Washington Art Cllb. Corcoran Ikiilding. An art
school is maintained by the Club.



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THE history of the art of painting in Boston, as told in
its various collections, takes us back to the period about
1650. The specimens that have survived from this
period would hardly be called "fine" to-day. Nevertheless,
evidence exists which proves the fact that the art of painting
in this city antedates that of any city in the country. The
portrait of John Winthrop at Harvard must have been painted
before 1649.

Very little is definitely known of Boston art until we come
to Pelham and Smybert, who came to this country about 1726.
Pelham was a portrait painter, a steel engraver, and land sur-
veyor, but his chief title to fame rests in the fact that he was
the step-father of Copley, and in all probability Copley''s earliest
efforts were the fruit of Pelham's teachings. Pelham painted
portraits of Cotton Mather, Rev, Mather Byles, Dr. Timothy
Cutler, president of Yale College, and many others : he made
engravings of most of his paintings. Two of his engravings
are in the Old South Church collection.

Smybert came from Scotland along with Dean Berkley ; he
painted portraits of many of the celebrities of that day.
There is a portrait of Judge Edmund Ouincy in the Museum of
Fine Arts, and one of John Lovell in Harvard Memorial b '
Smybert.

Jonathan B. Blackburn, who came here in 1750, is the next
portrait painter of any importance. There is a portrait by him of
Col. Jonathan Warren in the Museum of Fine Arts. With
Copley the true history of art in Boston begins. Prior to his
leaving Boston in 1774, he is said to have painted over 300 por-


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