Oil on Canvas
15 x 13 1/4 inches
Signed Lower Left
Inventory ID: DH089
Raphael Beck (American, 1858-1947) artist, painter, illustrator and teacher from Western New York was known for his works in oil, watercolors, large murals, landscapes, stained glass window designs, etchings, portraits, miniatures and life-masks of historical figures. His work was often referred to as realistic and impressionistic, sometimes combining the two styles.
Raphael earned international distinction for winning first-prizes with his designs of the official emblems for the Pan-American Exposition (1901), the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1903) and the Lewis and Clark Exposition (1905, honorary diploma). The record of these three first-prizes from international expositions is unparalleled.
Raphael, the oldest of eight children, was the son of painter-sculptor Augustus Beck (1831-1915), known for his bas-relief featuring Hippocrates refusing bribes from the Persians at the interior foot of the Washington Monument, and for commission work at the White House, Washington, DC.
Biography from Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc.