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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 19 March 1847, in New Bedford (Massachusetts); died 28 March 1917, in Elmhurst (New York).

Painter, writer. Figures, landscapes, seascapes.

Symbolism.

Albert Pinkham Ryder was born and brought up in the whaling port made famous by Herman Melville, but came with his family to New York in 1867. He received advice from the engraver William E. Marshall, who had studied in Paris. In 1972 he enrolled at the National Academy in New York. In 1877 he was one of the founders of the Society of American Artists; in 1902 became an associate member of the National Academy and a full member in 1906. He was awarded a silver medal in Buffalo in 1901. He travelled to Europe on several occasions but gradually abandoned painting....