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Francis Day Oil Painting "Tangles"

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James Francis Day (American, 1863 – 1942)
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower right
Label from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to verso

Genre painter Francis Day was born August 12, 1863 in Lanesboro, Massachusetts. He apparently began his studies at the Art Students League in New York City at a very young age. He also studied with Hebert and Merson at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France.
He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, in New York City from 1888 to 1897, becoming an Associate member in 1906. He also became a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York City, in 1888 and the Society of American Artists in 1891.
Day is listed in Who was Who in American Art; Biographies of American Artists, 1898-1947; Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptor’s and Engravers; the 1861-1900 Exhibition Record of the National Academy of Design; its successor volume, the 1901-1950 Exhibition Record of the National Academy of Design; and Mallett’s, Index of Artists.
James Francis Day died in Leroy, New York on June 12, 1942.
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- craquelure, abrasions, paint loss and scattered spots of overpainting, mainly around outer edges; abrasions, loss, and wear to frame.


60.5" W x 66.0" H x 1.5" D

- measures frame; sight measures 46.5" W x 52.5" H.

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