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Charles Courtney Curran Art

American, 1861-1942
An Impressionist figure, genre, and landscape painter, Charles Curran is known as a prolific artist who created light-filled paintings, often of young women. Curran was born in 1861, in Hartford, Kentucky, but in 1881 moved to Sandusky, Ohio. After studying one year at the Cincinnati School of Design, he began a distinguished career when he moved to New York City in 1882 and enrolled in the National Academy of Design. There he studied under Walter Satterlee. At age 23, he had his first public exhibition at the Academy and won numerous prizes from that time onward. Five years later he received the Academy's Third Hallgarten Prize for A Breezy Day, which was considered the most "meritorious painting in oil". Following his training at the National Academy, he became a student at the Art Students' League. He then studied at the Academie Julian in Paris from 1889 to 1891. The French artist Jules Bastien-Lepage was a source of inspiration for Curran with his paintings of peasants as a common subject matter. From 1887 to 1935, he exhibited regularly at the Pennsylvania Academy. In 1903, artist Frederick Dellenbaugh invited Curran to Cragsmoor, an art center in the Hudson River Valley near Ellenville, New York. In 1910, Curran moved into a house there and established a studio. At this time, he turned to the themes and Impressionist style that would occupy most of the remaining 30 years of his life: young women in bright sunlight. His female subjects are often elegantly dressed, posed, and feminine, with uncomplicated and dreamy gazes. Curran later included flowered backgrounds in his paintings, a theme to last the remainder of his career. He occasionally painted portraits and landscapes, as well as a series of views of the Imperial Temples of Peking. Curran was a leader of the Cragsmoor Art Colony, and often taught art and painting. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Arts Club, the Salmagundi Club, and the Society of American Artists. His works can be seen in collections at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio.
(Biography provided by Lincoln Glenn)
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Artist: Charles Courtney Curran
Sunshine and Rain, Semi Nude women in joyful moment
By Charles Courtney Curran
Located in Miami, FL
A magical idealized moment is captured as a bare-breasted maiden strolls out in the rain. Inscribed with title and signature on reverse Roughton Galleries; Dallas, Texas The work i...
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1930s Post-Impressionist Charles Courtney Curran Art

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“Rising Clouds”
By Charles Courtney Curran
Located in Southampton, NY
Oil on canvas painting laid down a lucite by Charles Courtney Curran. Signed and dated lower right, 1923. Titled by the artist verso with inventory numbers and artist initials. Con...
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Evening on the Summit - Deer on a mountain top
By Charles Courtney Curran
Located in Miami, FL
This work embodies a beautiful color scheme that is evident in the treatment of the sky and the huge cloud structure. that Signed and Dated lower right Original Period Frame On Vers...
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1930s Post-Impressionist Charles Courtney Curran Art

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"Twilight, Mianus, Connecticut," Charles Courtney Curran, Greenwich Landscape
By Charles Courtney Curran
Located in Larchmont, NY
Charles Courtney Curran (1861 - 1942) Twilight, Mianus, Connecticut, 1892 Oil on canvas 18 x 32 inches Signed titled, and dated lower left An Impressionist figure, genre, and landsc...
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Scarlett in Gold, American Impressionist Female Portrait in Nature, 1920
By Charles Courtney Curran
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Scarlett in Gold" is an American Impressionist portrait of a female figure in nature with pine trees. It is a 30" x 20.25" oil on canvas portrait and framed in a stunning gold, orna...
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1920s American Impressionist Charles Courtney Curran Art

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Canvas, Oil

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