HENRY SIDDONS MOWBRAY
Born in Alexandria, Egypt on August 5, 1858, Henry Siddons Mowbray was raised by an aunt and uncle in North Adams, Massachusetts. He began working in his uncle's chemistry business and in late 1877, took lessons from the landscape painter Alfred Cornelius Howland (1838-1909). A year later he left for Paris to work in Léon Bonnat's atelier. By 1880, Mowbray exhibited a Young Bacchus (National Academy of Design) in the Salon, and he went to Spain that year to experience the works of Velázquez in the Prado. Soon, he was receiving criticism from Jean-Léon Gérôme, who influenced him to paint Near Eastern scenes. The Etchers and The Narration (both lost) were accepted int
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