Robert Wylie [1839-1877] American : Tabletop still-life, ca.1870s.

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Robert Wylie [1839-1877]
Ireland / United States / France
Tabletop still-life, ca.1870s
Oil on canvas
20 X 24 inches
Signed at lower left ‘WYLIE’.

Period frame.

Robert Wylie [1839-1877]
Ireland / United States / France
Tabletop still-life, ca.1870s
Oil on canvas
20 X 24 inches
Signed at lower left ‘WYLIE’.

Period frame.

 

Robert Wylie (1839-1877) biography:

Birth: May 21, 1839 in Isle of Man, UK ;
Death: February 4 (also listed as 14), 1877 in Pont-Aven, Brittany, France of hemorrhage ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Gemini ;

Known for: Peasant paintings ; interior painting ; still-life painting ; history of Brittany ; draughtsmanship ; ivory sculptures ;
Medium: Oil ; ivory ; graphite ;
Technique: Painting ; sculpture ; drawing ;
Subjects: People ; working class people ; interiors ; still-life ; animals ;

Areas: Isle of Man, UK (1839-1851) ; Paris, France (1863, 1865) ; New York, NY (1849, 1860) ; Philadelphia, PA (1850-1863) ; Glasgow, Scotland (1870) ; Pont-Aven, Brittany, France (1864-1877);
Region: Europe ;
Lived: Isle of Man, UK (1839-1851) ; Paris, France (1863, 1865) ; New York, NY (1849, 1860) ; Philadelphia, PA (1850-1863) ; Glasgow, Scotland (1870) ; Pont-Aven, Brittany, France (1864-1877);
Father: William Wylie (1789-?) ;
Mother: Mary (Liddel) Wylie (1801?-?) ;
Relatives: David Wylie (1826?-?), brother ; William Wylie (1828?-?), brother ; John Wylie (1833?-?), brother ; James Wylie (1835?-?), brother ;
Spouse: Elisabeth (Loch) Wylie (1839-?) ;
Children: Anne I Johnston Wylie (1858-?), daughter ; Janet Wylie (1859-?), daughter ; Elisabeth Wylie (1870-?), daughter ;

Training: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1859-1862) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, anatomy lecture classes (1858-1859) ; Academie Suisse, Paris, France under Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875), animal sculptor ; Private instruction under Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury (1797-1890), Paris, France (1869) ;
Instructors:
Work: Papermaker? in Fife, Scotland (1871?) ; Worked at an umbrella company carving ivory handles in Philadelphia, PA ; Founding member of artist colony in Pont-Aven, Brittany, France (1865-1877) ; Harper’s Weekly, New York, NY, political cartoon, King cotton (1861) ; Vanity Fair, New York, NY, political cartoon, Napoleon (1862) ;

Taught: Privately in his studio, Pont-Aven, Brittany, France ;
Students: William Lamb Picknell (1853-1897) ;

Member: Founding member of artist colony in Pont- Aven, Brittany, France (1865-1877) ;
Exhibited with: Paris Salons, Paris, France (1872 and others) ; Goupil, Paris, France, exhibit of his final unfinished painting in memorial of his death (1877) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1859-1862) ; Goupil, Paris, France represented the artist and bought most of his work for resale ;
Awards: Paris Salons, Paris, France (1872), second place medal for La Sorciere Bretonne ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, curator (1858-1863) ;

Milestones: Was orphaned at age 10 and was sent to Philadelphia, PA in the United States ;

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