Alphonse Joseph Shelton
(1905 - 1976)
Alphonse Joseph Shelton was active/lived in Maine. Alphonse Shelton is known for marine and landscape painting.
Biography Alphonse Joseph Shelton
Alphonse J. Shelton was born in Liverpool, England, February 11, 1905, and was naturalized with his parents when they settled in Boston a few years later.
He studied at the Museum School of Fine Arts, receiving seven scholarships. Although specializing in portraiture, he soon became intensely interested in the sea and moved to the Maine coast where he lived and painted for more than 25 years.
Several seasons were spent in Winslow Homer's studio at Prout's Neck. Bowdoin College commissioned him to paint Rear Admiral MacMillan's arctic ship, Bowdoin.
In 1962, he returned to Boston as head of the Fine Arts department at the Butera School of Art. Two years later he left the city and came to live in Farmington, New Hampshire.<
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