Morris Seymour Bloodgood (American 1845-1920)
The Forest Clearing
Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Painting: 20” x 16”
Frame: 26.25” x 22.25”
Bloodgood was born and died in NYC. He was a painter and teacher who began his career as an architect and studied at Cooper Union. He attended the National Academy of Design, where he became a drawing instructor, and the Art Students’ League. He also studied with Blanc, Gérôme and Courtois in Paris where he was a member of the American Art Association. Bloodgood painted in Connecticut, particularly along the Housatonic River, and in New York along the Hudson River, at Lake George and in the Catskills. He exhibited extensively including at the National Academy of Design ((1875-98), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1882, 1888-1890) and the Brooklyn Art Association (1874-86)
"The American Art Annual, Vol 17, 1920" [Obituary]
Falk, Peter, ed. "Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975"