For 2016-17, I will be the Albright-Inspired Artist-in-Residence at the Warrenville Historical Museum in Warrenville, Illinois.
9/22/2016 – 4/30/2017
Warrenville History Museum and Art Gallery
3 S. 530 Second Street
Warrenville, Illinois 60555
Adam Emory Albright worked en plein air and in an impressionistic style. Many of his paintings included country children: his own sons were often subjects, as were local Warrenville children. The Du Page River flows right behind the studio building, and Adam frequently included the river and its environs in his paintings of children.
I will be painting en plein air in Warrenville, studying historic spots related to A. E. Albright’s “most productive years” (as he once put it) in Warrenville. To receive updates about my painting locations, sign up for my newsletter at this link.
In 1924, Adam Emory Albright (1897-1983) acquired a vacant church building on Second Street in Warrenville. He and his twin sons, Ivan and Malvin, did their art-making in the Albright Gallery of Painting and Sculpture.
Adam was one of the most celebrated American artists of the early 20th century. His paintings were featured in a number of one-man exhibitions at American museums during his lifetime and are now held in their collections.