Christopher Aristide Desbouillons Murphy
(1902 - 1973)
Christopher Aristide Desbouillons Murphy was active/lived in Georgia. Christopher Murphy is known for genre, illustrator, graphics, mural.
Biography Christopher Aristide Desbouillons Murphy
Born to a family of Savannah, Georgia, artists, Christopher Aristide Desbouillons Murphy was a pivotal twentieth century figure—as a painter, etcher, and arts advocate—in his hometown's rich cultural narrative. The eldest of seven children born to Christopher Patrick Hussey Murphy (1869-1939) and Lucile Desbouillons Murphy (1873-1956), both recognized and respected artists in the community, he displayed an early interest in art and began formal lessons at a young age. In 1918, visiting artist Hardesty Gilmore Maratta provided Murphy with instruction that emphasized Maratta's innovative color theories which combined art and musical chords to produce "harmonized" color within compositions.
Upon graduating from a private Catholic high s
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