Clifford Prevost Grayson
(1857 - 1951)
Clifford Prevost Grayson was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Clifford Grayson is known for figure, genre, town-sea-landscape.
A painter of marine genre, especially lonely, anguished women and children waiting for the return of their loved ones, Clifford Grayson was a skilled figure and landscape painter in a basically realistic style with elements of Impressionism.
He was born in Philadelphia where he was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts of Christian Schussele and Thomas Eakins. He then went to Paris where he studied with Jean Leon Gerome at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He lived in several French coastal areas, settling in Concarneau around 1884 after living for a period in Brittany.
In 1890, he returned to the United States and was in charge of the Art Program at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and was very active at the Pennsylvania Academy. Eventually he moved to the art colony at Old Lyme, Connecticut.
He exhibited extensively and in 1886 was one of four expatriate artists honored by the American Art Association in New York and in 1887 won the prestigious Temple Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Academy for his painting, "A Fisherman's Family."