Maurice Brazil Prendergast  (American, 1858-1924) 


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Biografie Maurice Brazil Prendergast
1858   Born October 10th in St John’s, Newfoundland
1863   Maurice’s brother, Charles, born May 27th (Charles also becomes established artist)
1868   Prendergast family moves to Boston, Massachusetts
1868 - 1872   Attends public school in Boston; leaves at age fourteen to earn money working at a dry-goods store
1886   Travels with Charles to England and Wales
1891   Maurice and Charles in Paris; both study art at Colarossi; Maurice attends Académie Julian
1891 - 1894   Maurice works in Paris and on the Normandy coast
1894   Returns to Boston via Liverpool
1895   Exhibits works for the first time at the Boston Art Club
1896 - 1897   Shows watercolors in group exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1896, and the Art Institute of Chicago, 1897
1898 - 1899   Travels to Italy: Padua, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Rome, Naples, and Capri; stays mostly in Venice; returns to Boston via Berlin and London
1900 - 1901   Solo exhibition at William Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1900; wins bronze medal for a painting exhibited at Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo
1902   Exhibits in various shows in Boston, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia
1903 - 1904   Rents his own studio in Boston; exhibits paintings at the National Arts Club, New York, with George Luks, Robert Henri, William Glackens, John Sloan and Arthur B. Davies
1907   Travels to Le Havre, France; paints in St. Malo and Paris; impressed with Cezanne’s work that he sees at Salon d’Automne in Paris; returns to Boston
1908   Macbeth Galleries, Exhibition of the Eight, Maurice shows mostly small St. Malo pictures; meets Marsden Hartley
1911 - 1912   Visits Charles in Capri, stopping en route to Venice, Rome, Florence; sails from Genoa via Palermo; appointed to foreign and American selection committees for the Armory Show; elected member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors
1913   Seven of his paintings shown at the Armory Show, New York, an important exhibition that brought modern European art to America; well-known art patron, Dr. Albert C. Barnes, purchases painting
1914   Final trip to France; travels include Brittany and St. Malo; moves with Charles to New York
1915   Solo exhibition at Carroll Galleries, New York; important American art collector Ferdinand Howald purchases work (Howald’s art collection later becomes the core collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio)
1917   Group exhibitions: Whitney Studio Club and Society of Independent Artists; avid art collector Duncan Phillips purchases painting
1920   Participates in Venice Biennale
1921   Joint retrospective exhibition with brother Charles at Brummer Galleries, New York (thirty-seven works by Maurice and nine by Charles)
1923   Corcoran Gallery purchases painting
1924   Marice Prendergast dies February 1st