Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Arthur Watkins Crisp  (1881 - 1974)

About: Arthur Watkins Crisp


Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  




Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*

Buy and Sell: Arthur Watkins Crisp

For sale ads

Auction results*


Wanted ads

Auctions upcoming for him*  


Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut/Maine/Ontario / Canada      Known for: public and business commissioned mural painting, teaching, design

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Arthur Watkins Crisp:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Arthur Crisp)


Biographical information (Arthur Crisp)


Book references (Arthur Crisp)


Museum references (Arthur Crisp)


Artwork for sale (Arthur Crisp)


Artwork Wanted (Arthur Crisp)


Dealers (Arthur Crisp)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Arthur Crisp)


Auction high record price (Arthur Crisp)


Signature Examples* (Arthur Crisp)


Analysis of auction sales (Arthur Crisp)


Discussion board entries (Arthur Crisp)


Image examples of works (Arthur Crisp)


Please send me Alert Updates for Arthur Watkins Crisp (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
Arthur Watkins Crisp
from Auction House Records.
An Autumn Afternoon, 1916
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Muralist, painter and designer, Arthur Watkins Crisp, was born April 26, 1881 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His art studies were with John S. Gordon, 1898-1899, at the Hamilton Art School, and the Art Students League* in New York City, 1900-1903.

Crisp was a founder of the Allied Artists of America*, New York Water Color Club*, and American Water Color Society*, all in New York City. He also was a member of other New York City groups, including the Architectural League* of New York; National Society of Mural Painters*; and the National Academy of Design*, where he was elected to Associate in 1920, Academician in 1937. Crisp exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show* in New York City.

Crisp created numerous mural decorations for theatres, schools, office buildings, hotels and private homes in New York City and Trenton, New Jersey. He also painted murals of early Essex County in The Crane House Museum, Montclair, one of a handful of remaining northern New Jersey Federal style mansions.

Crisp was a designer of embroidered silk and velvet hangings, as well, that were sewn by his wife, Mary Ellen Crisp. His works for public buildings differed from those in businesses and private homes. Interested in the Italian Renaissance, Crisp's public paintings stressed formality, while vivacity and richness of color were the keynotes in the private locales.

In 1918, Crisp was commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Society to paint works helpful to the recruiting of Canadian and British soldiers, to appear on Boston Common. In the early 1920s in Ottawa, Canada, he decorated the Reading Room of the new House of Commons.

Numerous examples of his work may be found in the collection of the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, which the artist donated in 1963. In his mid-seventies, in 1956, Crisp moved to Biddeford Pool, Maine, where he died at age ninety-three on June 28, 1974.


* For references for these terms and others, see AskART Glossary

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at

Arthur Crisp is also mentioned in these AskART essays:
New York Armory Show of 1913
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915

  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists