(1878 - 1927)
Ambrose McEvoy was active/lived in United States, United Kingdom. Ambrose McEvoy is known for portrait, figure, landscape painting.
Biography Ambrose McEvoy
Arthur Ambrose McEvoy was born on 12 August 1878 in Crudwell, Wiltshire, the son of a Scottish engineer. His early works are landscapes and interiors with figures, in a style influenced by James McNeill Whistler. Later he gained success as a portrait painter, mainly of women and often in watercolor.
Encouraged by Whistler, who spotted his talent early on, McEvoy enrolled at the Slade School of Fine Art in London when he was fifteen. At the Slade he was part of the group around Augustus John and William Orpen. McEvoy had the reputation for a fine technical skill in oils, learnt from study with Whistler. He later worked with Walter Sickert in Dieppe. While at the Slade he was fellow pupil of Gwen Joh
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