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Herman Dudley Murphy (1867 - 1945)

Herman Dudley Murphy was a well rounded American artist. He was a skilled painter of both portraits and landscapes. He was also an illustrator and an accomplished designer of frames. He taught art, as well.

Murphy's education began at the Boston Museum School and continued at the Academie Julien in Paris. He studied in Paris from 1891 - 1896.

Murphy was known for a particularly developed skill in painting figures. His work was heavily influenced by "Vermeerian Impressionism", a current started by Edmund C. Tarbell. Vermeerian Impressionism emphasized natural light and its interaction with deliberately placed objects in a room and with the human figure.

Hermann Dudley Murphy was made an Academician of the National Academy of Design in 1934 and was a member of several other arts organizations which spanned disciplines including watercolor and sculpting. His work is currently held by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the National Academy of design among other important institutions.

Dudley, in addition to his skill at painting, was acknowledged as a master frame designer and is considered one of the craft's most influential practitioners. He also served from 1887 - 1888 as an illustrator with the Nicaraguan Canal Expedition.

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