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James Carroll Beckwith
Hannibal, Missouri, 1852-New York, New York, 1917
He studied in America but said "my true artistic life began in Paris", where he followed Julian Alden Weir and George de Forest Brush. He returned home to teach, interpreting the American Neo-Impressionist trend with his rapid and luminous figure and portrait painting. He stayed in Italy from 1910 to 1914, a guest, like Sargent, of his good friend Chase at Villa Silli in Florence.