Edward Dufner. N.A. (1871 - 1957)
oil on board, 8" x 10". signed lower left
Born in Buffalo, New York, Defner studied at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the Art Students League, and in Paris. His teachers included George Bridgman, Henry Siddons Mowbray, Jean-Paul Laurens, and James McNeill Whistler. Surng summers in the south of France he painted with American expatriates Richard Miller and Freerick Frieseke. Returning to the United States in 1903, he taught at the ASL and in Buffalo. Elected into the National Academy in 1910, he was also a member of the Lotus Club, the Brooklyn Art Association, the Salmagundi Club, the Boston Art Club, and more. He won numerous awards and his works are in the collections of many museums.