"Motif #2 Rockport, Mass." by Richard Andrew (1869-1956)
Oil on canvas board
28 x 25 inches (with frame)
16 x 20 inch (without frame)
Signed in lower right hand corner
"Richard Andrew — painter, teacher, and lecturer — was born on January 9, 1869 in Belfast, Ireland and died in 1956, in Gloucester, Mass. Andrew specialized in murals, landscapes, and portraits and was a department head at the Massachusetts School of Art in Boston. With his wife, Lucy Pew Andrew, he worked and lived mainly in Boston and Gloucester, MA... Around 1913, Andrew and his wife were summer residents of Wolf Hill, Gloucester, MA and by 1934, they were living in Gloucester.
"Andrew studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School in Boston, MA; the Académie Julian in Paris; and the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. He was a pupil of Jean Leon Jerome (1824-1904) and Jean Paul Laurens (1838-1921) in Paris and was a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and the Gloucester Society of Artists... Five of Andrew's murals are in the Hall of Valor of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston."
Information Retrieved from
Kostoulakos, P. "Biography Richard Andrews: Biography from Whistler House Museum of Art." askART. Retrieved from http://www.askart.com/artist_bio/Richard_Andrew/21222/Richard_Andrew.aspx#
Who Was Who in American Art, vol. I, page 15
Davenport's Art Reference 2001/2002, page 89