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Tryon, Dwight William

TRYON, DWIGHT WILLIAM (1849- ), American artist, was born at Hartford, Connecticut, on the 13th of August 1849. At the age of twenty-five he left his position as a clerk in a Hartford publishing house tc devote himself entirely to art, and two years afterwards went to Paris, where he became a pupil of the ficole des Beaux Arts, under J. de la Chevreuse, Charles Daubigny and A. Guillemet. A skilful landscape painter, New England provided his best subjects. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1 88 1, and in the same year returned to the United States, settling first in New York City; in 1882-1886 he was director of the Hartford School of Art, and in 1886 became professor of art at Smith College. He became a member of the Society of American Artists (1882), a National Academician (1891), and a member of the American Water Color Society. He won numerous medals and prizes at important exhibitions, among his pictures being " Daybreak," " Moonlight " and " Early Spring, New England."

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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