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 

 Albert Francis King  (1854 - 1945)

About: Albert Francis King


Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  




Book references

Magazine references pre-2007


Discussion board

Signature Examples*

Buy and Sell: Albert Francis King

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: Pennsylvania      Known for: trompe still life, portrait and landscape painting

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Albert Francis King:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Albert King)


Biographical information (Albert King)


Book references (Albert King)


Magazine references (Albert King)


Museum references (Albert King)


Artwork for sale (Albert King)


Artwork Wanted (Albert King)


Dealers (Albert King)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Albert King)


Auction high record price (Albert King)


Signature Examples* (Albert King)


Analysis of auction sales (Albert King)


Discussion board entries (Albert King)


Image examples of works (Albert King)


Magazine ads pre-1998 (Albert King)


Please send me Alert Updates for Albert Francis King (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
Albert Francis King
from Auction House Records.
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
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 sylvan landscapes in a Hudson River style, possibly at the small town of Scalp Level, a suburb of Johnstown, in southwest/central Pennsylvania. Also, he was much in demand as a portrait painter by prominent citizens of Pittsburgh including Stephen Foster, music composer.

King lived most of his life in Pittsburgh except a few years in Omaha, Nebraska late in his life.

Sources include:
Peter Hastings Falk (editor) Who Was Who in American Art
additional information courtesy of Jackie Wolf Heinl

Albert Francis King was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He became Pittsburgh's principal still-life specialist of the nineteenth century. He studied with Martin B. Leisser (b. 1830s), and while he occasionally painted landscapes and was noted for his portraits, he is mostly appreciated for his still-life subjects-especially fruit but also fish and vegetables. Despite their distinctly different aesthetic, his vegetable and fish reflect the late nineteenth appreciation of the French eighteenth-century master Jean-Bapiste-Simeon Chardin in their evocation of a kitchen filled with the components of a meal about to be prepared. His landscapes probably were painted at Scalp-Level as Leisser painted the area frequently.

Member: Pittsburgh Art Society

Sources include:
Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers.
William H. Gerdts Art Across America, v.1

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

Albert King is also mentioned in these AskART essays:
Trompe l'Oeil Painting

  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