David & Donna Kmetz, American Paintings
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Alfred Vance Churchill (1864 - 1949)
oil on board, 11" x 16", signed lower left
Born in Oberlin, Ohio, Alfred Vance Churchill studied in Berlin, Leipzig, and in Paris at the Academie Julian. Returning to the United States, he taught at Iowa College and at Columbia University. In 1905 he became the first resident professor in art history at Smith College, where he also became the first director of the Smith College Museum of Art, retiring in 1932. He remained in Northampton. Churchill was a member of the North Shore Art Association and the Society of Independent Artists, and frequently painted in Gloucester and on the north shore of Massachusetts. He also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Armory Show of 1913 in New York City.