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Adolphe Borie : At the Window
Adolphe Borie (At the Window)

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Artist: Adolphe Borie
Title: At the Window
Year: 1914
Media: Oil on canvas, 26 x 25 inches
Description: Signed and dated at upper right: “Adolphe Borie 191[4?]”
Exhibition: The Philadelphia Art Club: Member Exhibition, February 21-March 5, 1915.  The Boston Art Club: Contemporary American Paintings, April 2-May 1, 1915.  Placed in juried exhibition.

Born in Philadelphia to a wealthy family, Adolphe Borie studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under William Merritt Chase and Thomas Anshutz, and then at the Royal Academy of Munich with Carl Marr.  While in Europe he frequently visited Paris, where he was influenced by both French Impressionism and Paris Modernism. Along with his contemporaries such as Arthur B. Carles and Henry McCarter, he was among the Philadelphia artists to rebel against the Academy traditions established by Thomas Eakins and introduce modern art to the city.

Borie achieved success with his portraits, the sales of which would support him throughout his life.  He won the Carol Beck Gold Medal for portraiture from the Pennsylvania Academy in 1910, which was followed by numerous other prestigious awards.

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