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Walter Elmer Schofield
"The Little Cove"

circa 1920

$111,875

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Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by: Walter Elmer Schofield (1867 - 1944) Many early twentieth century art critics considered Schofield to be one of the most daring innovators among American Impressionist landscape painters. Schofield was quoted in International Studio magazine in February of 1913, saying, “Zero weather, rain, falling snow and wind; all these things to contend with only make the open-air painter love the fight”. Walter Elmer Schofield was born in Philadelphia on September 10, 1867, the son of a prosperous businessman. He attended classes at the Pennsylvania Academy from 1889 to 1892, under Thomas Anshutz. While there, he frequented the Tuesday night open houses that Robert Henri held at his studio. There, close friendships developed with Henri, Edward Redfield, William Glackens, Colin Campbell Cooper, Augustus Koopman, Charles Grafly, and John Sloan. Schofield left in 1892 to enroll at the Academie Julian in Paris, where he studied under William Bouguereau, Gabriel Ferrier, and Henri Lucian Doucet. Schofield met and in 1896, married, an English girl by the name of Murielle Redmayne. In 1901, they moved to St. Ives in Cornwall. Although Schofield established his residence in England, he made annual trips to the United States where he usually resided from October through April. He spent much of his time painting his famed Pennsylvania snow scenes, when not attending to obligations at galleries and art institutions. The majority of Schofield’s work depicts the coastal fishing villages of Cornwall and Devon, their rolling hillsides, rocky coasts, and clusters of cottages made for desirable subjects. His stately manor house in Cornwall, called “Godolphin”, with its rich grounds, lily pond, and formal gardens, also provided the artist with idyllic scenery to paint. Often compared to his contemporary, Edward Redfield, a competitive rivalry developed between the two artists. A frequent visitor to Redfield’s home in Bucks County, Schofield became convinced that painting large canvases outside, with bold, rapid brush strokes was the direction he wished to follow. By 1904, animosity had developed between the two artists and their friendship cooled. During his lifetime, he garnered many awards, medals, and prizes. His exhibition record includes the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1903 Gold Medal and 1914 Gold Medal), the Paris Salon, the Philadelphia Art Club (1898 prize). the Society of American Artists (1900 prize), the Paris Exposition (1900 prize), the National Academy of Design (1901 prize, 1911 Gold Medal, and 1920 prize), the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the Carnegie Institute (1904 Medal), the St. Louis Exposition (1904 Medal), the Corcoran Gallery Biennials (1926 Silver Medal), the Art Institute of Chicago (1921 prize), the National Arts Club (1913 Gold Medal and prize), the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco (1915 Silver Medal), and the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia (1926 Silver Medal). His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Woodmere Art Museum, the James A. Michener Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Carnegie Institute, the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, and the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute, among others. Sources: New Hope for American Art, James Alterman International Studio magazine, February, 1913 Arts and Decoration, October, 1911 New York Times, March 3, 1944

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  • Creator
    Walter Elmer Schofield (1867-1944, American)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1920
  • Dimensions
    Height: 41 in. (104.14 cm)Width: 47 in. (119.38 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Frame Size 40.5" x 46.5" x 2"Price: $111,875
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  • Gallery Location
    Lambertville, NJ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 6071stDibs: LU3744572091

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