Christopher Patrick Hussey Murphy
(1869 - 1939)
Christopher Patrick Hussey Murphy was active/lived in Georgia. Christopher Murphy is known for street scene and floral outdoor painting.
Biography Christopher Patrick Hussey Murphy
The following biography has been provided by Karen Towers Klacsmann, Adjunct Assistant Curator for Research, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.
Christopher Murphy, a largely self-taught artist, was born in Savannah on December 2, 1869, to Christopher and Mary Murphy, who had immigrated to Savannah from their native Ireland. The younger Murphy joined his father's commercial painting business at the age of nineteen. Although he did not take formal art lessons, Christopher amassed a library of art books, which he used in order to practice drawing and painting. As he gained more skill, the family business evolved to include sign painting, paper hanging, fresco painting, faux techniques, and decorating. In the 1890s, he met the
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