Charles Basing

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Charles Basing
Born (1864-07-23)July 23, 1864
Linton near Ballarat, Victoria (Australia)
Died March 3, 1933(1933-03-03) (aged 68)
Marakesh, Morocco
Resting place
Christian Cemetery in Marakesh

Charles Basing was an American artist active in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts, in the early 20th century.[1] In 1900-1903 he studied at the Academie Julien in Paris with William-Adolph Bouguereau,[2] and in 1911 he became a member of the Salmagundi Club.[3] Many of Basing's easel paintings depict the environs of New York City, and he also painted murals including the ceiling mural depicting the zodiac at Grand Central Terminal.[4] Basing died of blood poisoning in Morocco after a camel stepped on his foot.[5]

NYC Grand Central Terminal ceiling

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975, Vol I, p. 229.
  2. ^ /Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975, Vol. I, p. 229.
  3. ^ Letter from Salmagundi Club, September 19, 2003
  4. ^ G.B. Mitchell, "Charles Basing (1866-1933)," Archives of American Art, microfilm, NYSC2
  5. ^ G.B. Mitchell, "Charles Basing (1866-1933)," Archives of American Art, microfilm, NYSC2