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Jerome Myers    (American, 1867-1940)

 Jerome Myers - Mother and Child (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 8 x w: 4.8 in / h: 20.3 x w: 12.2 cm
Jerome Myers
Mother and Child

1867 Born in Petersburg, VA
1876 Family moved to Philadelphia, PA
1881 Moved with the family to Baltimore, MD. Worked at various jobs including sign painting and posed as a model at the Baltimore Academy
1886 Moved to New York, NY and began to work full time as a scene painter
1887 Studied at Cooper Union, New York, NY; Painted his first New York picture
1888 Studied at the Art Students League, New York, NY
1889 Gave up scene painting and started to free lance with the Moss Engraving Company. Spent more time studying at Cooper Union and at the Art Students League under George DeForest Brush.
1893 Sold a painting for the first time.
1894 Moved into the old University Building on Washington Square
1895 Found work in the art department of the Tribune
1896 Traveled to France for a few months. Opened his first studio upon his return to New York
1900 William Macbeth encouraged Myers to paint in oil, and began to show a few of his paintings at the Macbeth Gallery
1904 Bronze Medal for Night Concert, Universal Exposition, MO. Met Ethel Klinck, Assistant Director of the Chase School (William Merritt Chase) who was later to become his wife.
1905 Married Ethel Klinck
1912 The Metropolitan Museum of Art bought Myers painting, The Mission Tent.
1913 Worked actively in the formation of the Armory Show
1914 Traveled to London and Paris
1919 Won the Clarke Prize at National Academy. Elected as associate member of the National Academy.
1929 Elected a full member of the National Academy
1931 Won the second Altman Prize, Carnegie Institute, for Street Shrine.
1936 Won the Carnegie Prize
1938 Isidor medal
1939 Won second Altman Prize
1940 Died in New York, NY

1936 Exhibited at the Carnegie Institute
1928 Exhibited at Babcock Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Grand Central Art Gallery and the National Academy
1926 Exhibited at the New Society of Artists, Chicago Art Institute
1923 One-man exhibition at the Rehn Gallery
1920 Exhibited at the National Academy, Kraushaar Galleries and at the Society of American Painters, Sculptors and Gravers of which he was a member
1919 Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists, Luxembourg Museum, Paris, France
1911 The Pastellists, Exhibition with Walt Kuhn and Elmer MacRae, Madison Gallery, New York, NY
1908 First one-man show was held at the Macbeth Gallery
1908 Exhibited in group shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy and the Print Gallery in New York
1904 Exhibited at the Society of American Artists, the Municipal Art Society, at the National Arts Club, the Lotus Club and the Colonial Club
1903 Began exhibiting in group exhibitions at the Macbeth Gallery
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