Albert Herter (1871-1950), American

Judgement of Paris

Oil on canvas laid down on board in giltwood frame.

(Combray Gallery ref# FA35)

Born in NYC on March 2, 1871, Herter studied art with Carroll Beckwith at the ASL in NYC and with Laurens and Cormon in Paris. After returning from Paris, he taught at the AIC (1896) and was the head of Herter Looms in New York which manufactured hand woven textiles and tapestries. He and his wife, Adele, had homes on Long Island and in Santa Barbara, CA.

Although he did illustrations and designed posters, his main concern was murals. During the later part of his career he painted portraits at his Santa Barbara home at 114 Chapella Street until his death on Feb. 15, 1950.

Member: ANA (1906); American WC Society; NY WC Club; Society of Mural Painters; Century Ass'n.

Exh: Paris Salon, 1890; Atlanta Expo, 1895 (medal); PAFA, 1897 (prize); Nashville Expo, 1897; American WC Society, 1899 (prize); Paris Expo, 1900 (bronze medal); Pan-American Expo (Buffalo), 1901 (silver medal); Calif. State Fair, 1926 (1st prize); Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1927.

In: St Francis Hotel Dining Room (SF); Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Public Libraries; Brooklyn Museum.

Herter's father was Christian Herter (1839–1883), co-founder of Herter Brothers, eponymous New York interior design and furnishings firm.

Year: Early 20th Century

Measurements: 28″, 22″ h (including frame)