Edwin Howland Blashfield
(1848 - 1936)
Edwin Howland Blashfield was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. Edwin Blashfield is known for mural, genre, figure and marine painting.
Biography Edwin Howland Blashfield
A native New Yorker, Edwin Howland Blashfield was a mural and genre easel painter in conservative style, who was especially noted in his mural work for coordinating with architects so that his work fit the overall vision for its setting. Trained in the academic tradition in Europe and America, he rose to national prominence at age forty-five during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair Exposition for his mural, "The Art of Metal Working". It was a series of utilitarian-theme paintings that were installed in the eight domes of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, the largest structure at the Exposition.
After the success of this commission, Blashfield devoted himself almost exclusively to mural painting, which was experiencing a reviv
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