Biografie und Bilder von Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942)

Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942)


Renown for his contributions to American genre painting, Charles Courtney Curran painted remarkable scenes near his upper New York State home, in his New York City studio and on numerous world travels. He painted a variety of locales, from Adirondack landscapes to views of the imperial temples of Peking. Flowers and females often appear in these works.

A popular painter for all his life, Curran proceeded rapidly from a humble Midwest beginning to his first exhibit – displayed at the prestigious National Academy of Design – at the age of 23. He studied briefly at the Cincinnati School of Design before enrolling at the academy. From 1889 to 1891 he was tutored at Paris’ Academie Julian. The impressionist school’s emphasis of form, color and light stayed with him through his career.

Curran traveled regularly between his big city studio and rural Cragsmoor, New York home, and became known for his localized works. His international scenes were immediately in demand by American collectors, offering colorful glimpses of the world’s great vistas. They continue to be widely sought.

6 responses

    • your always welcome, Calogero greetings Helga

      2011/07/12 at 11:49 am

  1. Thank you my dear Hanne. for your beautiful pictures and words….wishing you also a great day filled with joy and harmony…big hugs Helga

    2011/06/16 at 2:16 pm

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    Good morning my lovely friend Helga!
    I send my best wishes for a wonderful and interesting day
    filled with beauty,happiness and health.
    Love and light….Hanne
    Its so beautiful your blog. 🙂

    2011/06/16 at 10:05 am

  3. Thank you dear Sue….wishing you a peaceful night… greetings Helga

    2011/06/14 at 9:43 pm

  4. Such beautiful Art breathtaking! 🙂

    2011/06/14 at 9:39 pm