J(ohn) Ambrose Pritchard [1858-1905]
Children in the yard, Paris, 1883.
Watercolor on paper
18 x 13 inches
Signed at lower left : ‘JA Pritchard’.
A specialist in watercolor painting, J. Ambrose Pritchard was born in Boston in 1858. He studied at the Academic Julian in Paris under Gustave Boulanger and Jules-Joseph Lefebvre from 1881 to 1887. After returning to Boston about 1889, he painted landscapes and marines, working along the Massachusetts shore in Duxbury, Annisquam, and Quincy and in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. His exhibited at the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, the Boston Art Club, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His career was cut short by his untimely death in 1905.