Francis DAY (1863-1942) ✿

James Francis Day (1863–1942), generally known as Francis Day, was an American artist, whose paintings may be found in many private and public collections, largely in the United States
Born in LeRoy, New York, in 1863, Francis Day studied at the Art Students League in New York and then in Paris at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Upon his return from Europe he won early recognition as an accomplished painter of intimate family scenes, Belle Epoque genre and portraits.
He exhibited at the National Academy of Design 1888-1897, winning a prize there in 1895, and was elected an Associate in 1906. Day also exhibited in Philadelphia at PAFA in 1893, at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1894 and 1908, in Boston in 1902 and at the Corcoran Gallery in 1907.

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