JAMES C. BECKWITH1852-1917
James Carroll Beckwith was born in Hannibal, MO, in 1852, and studied in Paris; with Carolus-Duran privately, and with L. Bonnât at Ecole des Beaux-Arts. While studying with Carolus-Duran, he shared a studio with John Singer Sargent. He painted some murals early in his career, but became most well known for portrait painting. He resided in New York for most of his career, but made frequent visits to Europe, most often Italy, where he studied monuments and painted plein-air landscapes. During the 1880-90s, he was a very important teacher at the ASL. He committed suicide in 1917, possibly because of his poor health. After his death, most of his paintings were sold at auction in New York.