Albert Francis King
(1854 - 1945)
Albert Francis King was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Albert King is known for trompe still life, portrait and landscape painting.
Biography Albert Francis King
Albert Francis King was born in 1854 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was described by some critics as Pittsburgh's primary still-life painter of the 19th century. His subjects included fruit, vegetables and fish, depicted in compositions reflecting preparations for a meal, in the spirit of Jean-Bapiste-Simeon Chardin, the great 18th Century French painter of still-life.
His parents had immigrated from Germany to escape religious persecution, and changed their name from Konig to King in Pittsburgh, to further escape religious bias against Catholics.
King was primarily self taught but did study with Martin B. Leisser. Memberships included the Pittsburgh Art Society and the Pittsburgh Art Association.
He also painted sy
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