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 Douglas Arthur Teed  (1864 - 1929)

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Lived/Active: Michigan      Known for: romantic landscape, genre, still life painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:

Douglas Arthur Teed exhibited at the Boston Art Club, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Canadian Royal Academy, Guild Exhibition Hall in London, Crystal Palace in Munich, and the International Exhibition of Fine Arts in Rome.

Douglas Arthur Teed's work is held in the collections of Addison Gallery of Art, The Detroit Club, Koreshian State Historic Site, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Munson-Williams--Proctor Institute, National Gallery of Art, and the Roberson Museum and Science Center.

He is listed in Davenport's Art Reference, Who Was Who in American Art, and The Artists Bluebook

Information provided by Ronald Wells.

Biography from Abby M Taylor Fine Art:
Douglas Arthur Teed is remembered primarily for his role as an American Romantic. Although he worked as an Orientalist and painter of American Impressionist landscapes, he remained true to his romantic ideals throughout the course of his career as an artist.

Little information has been recorded of this artist; what has been documented both through history and his works were his travels and studies in England, India, Greece, London, Morocco, Munich, Paris, Rome, and the Near East.  One excellent and singular source of information on the artist is a catalogue titled Douglas Arthur Teed: an American Romantic, 1860-1929 by Pamela Beecher of the Arnot Art Museum. This exhibition catalogue details the life and works of the artist and allows a more intimate portrait of Teed.

The artist spent the years of 1907-1911 travelling through Cairo, Egypt, Morocco, India and Algeria where he completed many paintings and detailed studies, and where his Orientalist Romanticism fully came to fruition.  One such painting that is worth mentioning is Awaiting an Audience, featured on page 37 of the catalogue by Beecher.

After Teed returned to the United States, he exhibited thirty-four paintings of landscapes and Orientalist subject matter from November 1 through November 15, 1913 at the Arnot Art Museum, shortly after its opening.

Teed believed that “a picture should aim higher than to please the eye alone – that it should be so high in its intent, so true in its treatment that all normal minds should be benefited and educated by it…”

Boston Art Club, 1896
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1912

Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York
Detroit Historical Museum Detroit, Michigan
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania
Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Beecher, Pamela, Douglas Arthur Teed: An American Romantic 1860-1929 (Elmira, New York: Arnot Art Museum, 1982), 37.

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