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Joseph-Rodefer DeCamp, 1858-1923

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1858.11.05
Place of Birth: Cincinnati, OH
Date of Death: 1923.02.11
Place of Death: Florida

Identity:

Joseph-Rodefer DeCamp was a portrait and figure painter.

Life:

DeCamp studied under Frank Duveneck and at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Munich. He received an honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900.

JW perhaps met DeCamp in Venice, Duveneck having taken his 'boys' there in 1880. A year later in 1881 Maud Franklin requested to Otto Bacher, a former student of Duveneck in Venice, that JW and herself be remembered to DeCamp [#11621].

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris, 1960; Buckley, Laurene, Joseph DeCamp: Master Painter of the Boston School, Munich, 1995; MacDonald, Margaret F., Palaces in the Night: Whistler in Venice, London, 2001.