Albert Babb Insley

Artist Biography

Raised in a family of artisans, Albert Insley began his studies with his uncle, an architect, at age twelve, and trained in his father’s photography studio at age fourteen. By the time he was twenty, he exhibited his first painting at the National Academy of Design and continued to exhibit there for the following thirty-two years. A pupil of Jasper Francis Cropsey and George Inness, Insley’s paintings reflect the most picturesque features of the artistic currents of the time. He painted among such notable artists as Winslow Homer, J. Alden Weir, Arthur Hoeber, Herman Herzog, Leonard Ochtman, Frederick Dielman, and Seymour Joseph Guy.

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