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John Alden Twachtman

 (born 1882)
John Alden Twachtman was active/lived in New York, Ohio.  John Twachtman is known for architecture, drawing, watercolor flower paintings.

John Alden Twachtman

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Biography from Stillwell House Fine Art & Antiques

John Alden Twachtman (1882–1974) was eldest child of the noted American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman (1853–1902) who at the time was the center of the Cos Cob art colony in Connecticut.  

As a child from a family of artists it was not unusual for his own early development in the arts. He graduated in 1906 from the Yale School of the Fine Arts. After Yale he won the Winchester Prize for study abroad. 

While in Paris, France he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, which was established in 1648 by Cardinal Jules Mazarin to offer studies in the arts from architecture to gem cutting.

Returning to Greenwich in 1911 Twacthtman worked for the top New York architecture firms of the day, McKim Mead & White and Carriere and Hastings. Later in 1911 he built a small home for his family atop his mother’s Round Hill Road property.   

In 1912 Alden co-founded the Greenwich Society of Artists. In spring 1914, Wealthy patrons nationwide increasingly commissioned architectural murals by Twachtman.  

During World War I, he was a colonel with the 103d Field Artillery, 26th division of the Army, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Cross. 

In April 1919, Col. Twachtman returned to Greenwich, his family and his profession as architect and artist until his death in 1974. Little is known about his works, and is rare to come on the market today.

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About  John Alden Twachtman

Born:  1882 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Known for:  architecture, drawing, watercolor flower paintings

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