Ernest Nathaniel Townsend
(1893 - 1945)
Ernest Nathaniel Townsend was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. Ernest Townsend is known for easel and mural painting-coastal scene, illustration, graphics.
Biography Ernest Nathaniel Townsend
A landscape and coastal scene easel painter, muralist, book designer, teacher and illustrator, Ernest Townsend was a student at the Mechanics' Institute*, National Academy of Design* and Art Students League* in New York City. He lived in New York City and Norwalk, Connecticut.
At the National Academy in 1927, he first exhibited work, which was three graphic pieces that were scenes from operas. From then on, since graphics were seldom exhibited at the Academy, he was represented by landscapes and coastal scenes, the latter which were the most popular. Some of them reflected his visits to the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia.
Townsend did book illustrations for Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton, and Co
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