(1879 - 1946)
Benjamin Sayre Cory Kilvert was active/lived in New York, Ontario / Canada. Benjamin Kilvert is known for Illustrator, land-seascape, still life.
Biography Benjamin Kilvert
The following is written by B. Cory Kilvert, Jr., son of the artist.
Benjamin Sayre Cory Kilvert was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1879 and died in New York City in 1946. He was the son of Francis Edwin Kilvert, mayor of Hamilton, Ontario (1877-78), Conservative Member of Parliament (1878-1887) and Collector of His Majesty's Customs for the Port of Hamilton (1887-1910).
As a very young man, Kilvert left Canada to study at the Art Students' League in New York City where his instructor was Robert Henri (1865-1929) a member of the so-called Eight, whose members in painting life as it actually appears without making any attempt to romanticize it were stigmatized as "The Ashcan School." Kilvert was strongly influenced by th
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