John Henry Twachtman (1853 – 1902)
1853-1885

 

 

 

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August 4, 1853 John Henry Twachtman is born n Cincinnati, Ohio

1868 He enrols as a part-time student in the School of Design at the Ohio Mechanics' Institute

1871 He is transferred to the McMicken School of Design where his classmates included Kenyon Cox, Joseph DeCamp, Robert Blum, Lewis Henry Meakin, and William Baer

1875 - 1877 He studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich

1876 Twachtman visits the small Bavarian town of Polling

Spring of 1877 Twachtman joins Duveneck and William Merritt Chase in Venice, where he remains for approximately nine months

1878 He briefly visits Cincinnati before going to New York. There he participates in the first exhibition of the Society of American Artists

1880 The Society of American Artists elects him to membership. Twachtman goes to Italy in October

1881 Twachtman gets marred in Cincinnati to the artist Martha Scudder. He goes to Europe on his honeymoon. The couple visits England, Belgium, and Germany, but spends most of their time in Holland, where they paint in Dordrecht and its surrounding communities with J. Alden Weir and his brother John Ferguson Weir

1883 - 1885 After a brief return to America, Twachtman studies at the Académie Julian in Paris

1886 Twachtman returns to America and settles in Connecticut, eventually buying a farm in Greenwich

1889 Twachtman starts teaching painting at the Art Students League

1893 Twachtman receives a silver medal in painting at the Columbian Exposition; the same year, he also exhibits his work with Claude Monet at a New York gallery

August 8, 1902 Twachtman dies suddenly in Gloucester of a brain aneurysm, aged 49

 

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