The artist with no theory of art and method

ALBERT HERTER 1/3 – He was a superb muralist, and his respect for beautiful aesthetic arts and neoclassical techniques were cultivated in Paris and New York (but also appreciated at Palm Beache Santa Barbara). He, who was born in New York, came from a family of artists. He studied in New York and Paris, where he met an art student who would become his wife. Together, the two went to Japan with the intention of painting, settling on their return to East Hampton. You can admire his 1894 painting “The Muse” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond

ALBERT HERTER 2/3 – In 1909 he founded a textile production company and a workshop for upholstery. Among his most famous works, a huge painting in memory of his son (who died in the last months of World War I), where he represented the departure of soldiers to the French front. He has been recognized as the youngest artist to have his work shown at the Chicago World Fair. He was described as a lifelike realist who did not like schools and trends. If you want to see “Portrait of Courtlandt Palmer” (a painting of 1906), you can go to Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

ALBERT HERTER 3/3 – The diversity of his talent as a muralist has been enhanced by his concentrated skills (such as portraits and landscaping), attributes that have put his work on a refined aesthetic level. He was an admiring portraitist, and his works are in many museums (like the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the Detroit Institute of Art).

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