Hermann Dudley Murphy American, 1867-1945


In the 1920's and 1930's Hermann Dudley Murphy, a prominent artist in the Boston School style of painting, executed still lifes in an academic Impressionist style with vibrant colors and with great technical skill that was very much in the tradition of Edmund Tarbell. Murphy was considered part of a group referred to as the "Tarbellites", but he had his own bold style and was very much "his own man". This period in Murphy's career was his last and most successful, one in which he finally seemed to "hit his own stride".


Boston Art Club

Boston Guild of Artists

Boston Society of Arts and Crafts

Boston Society of Watercolor Painters

Boston Watercolor Club

Copley Society, 1886

Massachusetts State Art Commission

National Academy of Design, Associate, 1930

National Academy of Design, Member, 1934

National Arts Club

New York Watercolor Club

Painters and Sculptors Gallery Association

Salmagundi Club

Woodstock Art Association


Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 (medal)

St. Louis Exposition, 1904 (medal)

Armory Show, New York 1913

Panama Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 (medal)

Art Institute of Chicago, 1922 (medal)

North Shore Art Association, 1931 (prize)

Buck Hills, Pennsylvania, 1937 (prize)

Museums and Public Collections

Albright Knox Art Gallery of Buffalo

Art Institute of Chicago

Cincinnati Museum of Art

Cleveland Art Museum

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Nashville Art association

National Academy of Design

St. Louis Art Museum

Springville Museum of Art, Utah

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