(1863 - 1911)
Alberta Binford McCloskey was active/lived in California, New York, Missouri / United Kingdom. Alberta McCloskey is known for fruit still life, portrait, figure.
Biography Alberta McCloskey
Alberta McCloskey was a painter especially known for her lush fruit still lifes often with oranges wrapped in tissue paper. She also painted portraits, which was the way she began her career and first supported herself financially. Born in Missouri, she was a student of William Merritt Chase in New York City. In 1883 in Denver when she was age 20, she married artist William McCloskey, and the couple, who separated in 1898, traveled extensively together and often worked on the same portraits and still lifes.
Arriving in Los Angeles in 1884, they opened a portrait studio and established their reputations through open-house invitations to prominent people and other artists. Indicative of their success was that they were chosen to hang
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