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Alfred Addy,(1866-1930),American,oil on Canvas,signed lower right

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Alfred Addy,(1866-1930),American,oil on Canvas,signed lower right
22" x 28" canvas, signed lower right and titled verso. Framed: 25" x 31.5" Exhibition records of works are recorded as being painted 1908. This lovely view of Knaresborough, Yorkshire. Alfred Addy,born January 14, 1866. England. Parents were William and Louisa Addy. Married Rose Dawson. Died February 8, 1930, Boston. Bio from Ask Art. "Alfred Addy was born in St. Paul's Road in 1866. He is shown in the 1901 Census as living at Cliff Villa, Otley Road, Shipley, England, and his job is listed as artist, art dealer. He later had a studio in Harrogate. The Royal Academy of Arts' list of contributors from 1769 to 1904 lists Addy but has his Bradford birthplace as Allingham, which looks as a misprint for Manningham. For at least 35 years of his life he painted in and around Yorkshire and then went to America with his wife Rose in 1906. They shipped out from Liverpool on the 15,000 ton American Liner Republic, bound for New York. By 1910 they were living in Framingham, Massachusetts. According to Stuart Smith of Bawtry, who diligently researched Alfred Addy's background, in 1920 Addy painted a picture of the US Presidential Yacht, Mayflower. This painting is included in a book Art In The White House, A Nation's Pride, by William Kloss, an award-winning volume chronicling nearly 500 paintings, sculptures and drawings by artists such as Georgia Okeefe and Norman Rockwell. A Mr. Smith then took up the story: "Alfred went to America and many works have come up for sale around the auction houses but an American artist with the same name was given credit for his work. However, the American artist was born in 1910 and died in 1998, some years after many of the works had been painted. I purchased an artwork by Alfred - a landscape called Little Alms Cliff, North Yorkshire - and researched its history. It soon became apparent that many of the art sites had mixed up the two artists' work. I e-mailed some dealers in America and they too were aware of the mix-up. My own picture, the one on sale in America, and the one in the White House, are all water colors and bear the same signature. I should make it clear these are all low value decorative artworks which change hands for a few hundred pounds, but it was a shame a local man's work has never been given the credit it deserves."" Written and submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Collector, Greenville, Michigan

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