Arthur Quartley
(1839 - 1886)

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Arthur Quartley (1839-1886) N.A. marine painter, son of Frederick W. Quartley (1808-1874), engraver and landscape painter, was born in Paris May 24, 1839 and spent his childhood in France and England.  In 1851, his mother died and shortly thereafter he was taken to America by his father [Frederick William Quartley] who settled in Peekskill and found employment as an engraver.

Arthur was apprenticed to a sign painter in N.Y.C. and from 1862-1875, he was associated with the decorating firm of [illegible: Emmart? Cummart?] and Quartley in Baltimore. In the meantime he had begun to paint Marines and in 1875 he moved to N.Y.C. and opened a studio there. His summers were spent on the Isle of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. He was elected an Associate of the National Academy in 1879 and an Academician in 1886, soon after his return from a year's visit to Europe." "From The New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America (1564-1860) by George C. Groce and David H. Wallace.1957





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