Alfred Cornelius Howland

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Alfred Cornelius Howland
Alfred Cornelius Howland.jpg
Born (1838-02-12)February 12, 1838
Walpole, New Hampshire
Died March 17, 1909(1909-03-17) (aged 71)
Pasadena, California
Resting place Walpole Village Cemetery
Occupation Painting

Alfred Cornelius Howland (12 February, 1838 – 17 March, 1909) was an American painter.

Fourth of July Parade, c.1886, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

He was born February 12, 1838 in Walpole, New Hampshire. As youth, he worked as an engraver in Boston and a lithographer in New York. From 1859 to 1861 he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Andreas Müller and till 1862 to Albert Flamm in Germany. Next few years he spent in Paris and worked with French Barbizon School painters, Jean-François Millet and Théodore Rousseau. He returned to America in 1865 and worked in New York and Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is best known for genre paintings, landscapes and portraits. He died March 17, 1909 in Pasadena, California.

Howland was a member of the National Academy of Design and was member of the Academy council from 1880 to 1884.

His works can be found in many US museums including Smithsonian American Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Milwaukee Art Museum and Yale University Art Gallery.

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