- Charles Courtney Curran was born in 1861 in Hartford, Ky., in 1881 he moved to Sendak, Ohio. Spent a year in the School of Design in Cincinnati, and in 1882 went to New York and enrolled at the National Academy of Design. At age 23, Charles organized at the Academy, the first public exhibition of his works and received numerous prizes. Five years later the artist was awarded the Academy "Third Hallgarten Prize" for his work "A Breezy Day". After training at the National Academy of Charles was a art student Student League. From 1889 to 1891 Mr. Charles was studying painting at the Academie Julian in Paris. The inspiration for the Qur'an was painting by French painter Jules Bastien-Lepage. Before becoming famous Impressionist in America, Charles has been successful in the Paris Salon (1890), a series of poetic fancy fabrics. From 1887 to 1935 the artist exhibited regularly at the Academy of Pennsylvania. In 1903, the artist Frederic Dellenbog invited Karan in Cragsmoor, an art center in the Valley of the Hudson River near Ellenville, New York, where Curran moved in 1910 and equipped studio. It was in those years, the artist turned to the impressionist style and not change it all later years. The main theme of his works were young women in bright sunlight, surrounded by flowers and beautiful scenery. Paintings by Charles Courtney Karan are many museums in America: Metropolitan Museum (New York), Museum of Columbus, Ohio, the National Art Gallery in Washington, Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Toledo, Ohio, etc.
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