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|A painter, lecturer, teacher and also a descendant of Daniel Webster, E
Ambrose Webster was a prominent and pioneering proponent of modernism
on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. By his own painting as well as
lecturing and writing, he promoted a style that moved beyond
Impressionism to a Fauve-like handling of color. One of his
writings was a booklet on color. He was criticized by
traditionalists for participating in the 1913 New York Armory Show that
Webster was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts,
and studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art with Frank Benson
and Edmund Tarbell. From 1896 to 1898, he studied in Paris at the
Academie Julian with Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant.
1900 in Provincetown, he established a summer school of painting, the
Webster Art School, and was active in the Provincetown Art
Association. He also traveled frequently in Bermuda.
Exhibition venues included the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy, the Corcoran Gallery and the Art Institute of Chicago.
American Art Review, April 2002
Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art
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Edwin Webster is also mentioned in these AskART essays:
New York Armory Show of 1913
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915