Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

American artist Murray Percival Bewley

Painting by American artist Murray Percival Bewley (1884 – 1956)

Portrait of a girl. Painting by American artist Murray Percival Bewley (1884 – 1956)

American artist Murray Percival Bewley
born in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 19, 1884, Murray Percival Bewley lived in Paris from 1906 until 1913. He continued to study, and exhibited regularly at the Salon. His work is characterized by a soft, loose brush stroke, and his palette often consists of violets and opalescent colors. Bewley was a member of the Paris-American Artists Association, his work is represented in the Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Painting by Murray Percival Bewley (1884 – 1956), American artist

Girl’s portrait. Painting by Murray Percival Bewley (1884 – 1956), American artist

Murray Percival Bewley finally settled in Paris as a professional portrait and figure painter. He became a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons and was awarded prizes in 1908, 1909 and 1910. He continued exhibiting at Salons through 1914. Sometime in the early 191O’s, Bewley returned to Fort Worth to paint portraits and sympathetic genre subjects. He then returned permanently to New York to paint and teach.

American artist Murray Percival Bewley

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