Paul Dougherty

American
(Brooklyn, New York, 1877 - 1947, Palm Springs, California)
Famed seascape artist, Paul Dougherty, initially trained as a lawyer at the urging of his father, who was himself a prominent lawyer in New York City. After passing the bar exam, Dougherty decided to enroll in classes at the Art Students League. In 1900 Dougherty traveled to Europe on a “grand tour,” visiting museums and painting in London, Paris, Munich, Florence, and Venice. In 1901 the prestigious Paris Salon accepted one of his paintings.

Shortly after his return from Europe in 1904, Dougherty began to paint seascapes depicting the coast of Maine. These lively marine works caught the eye of famed art dealer, William Macbeth, leading to a solo exhibition at Macbeth Gallery in 1905. He was elected to the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design the same year. Critics praised Dougherty’s ability to capture a sense of the frenetic energy of the sea, with one critic declaring he was a “virile optimal” and that “life was worth living in his outdoor pictures.” Through a combination of on-site studies and carefully-planned compositions, which were often composites of multiple sites, Dougherty was able to preserve some of the immediacy of a freshly-observed sketch in the final polished artwork.

Dougherty spent many summers painting in St. Ives, England, on the Cornish coast in the 1910s, and lived in Paris during the 1920s. He spent the last twenty years of his life painting the West Coast in Carmel, California.
  
Subscribe on Yahoo! Calendar

Yahoo Calendar Instructions:

  1. On your Yahoo Calendar page, find "Subscribed" on the left side-bar and click the "plus" sign
  2. Click "Subscribe to Other Calendars"
  3. Paste the following link in the "iCal Address" field:
  4. Choose a Display Name and Calendar Color and click "Continue"
Help with calendar subscriptions

Help with calendar subscriptions:

Most modern calendar software will allow you to subscribe to online calendars. If you have different software other than those that are listed, you can use the following URL in its subscribe feature to automatically display upcoming events:

Search the Collection

Quick Search

  Go

Advanced Search

Online Collection paid for with a grant from
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Rights & Reproduction

The use of images, text, and all other media found on this website is limited. Please review the Rights and Reproduction document for details.