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Ernest Albert

scene designer , landscape artist.

Ernest Albert, American scene designer, landscape artist. Awarded Graham Art Medal, 1873, Member National Academy Design, American Water Color Society, Chicago Art Association, Connecticut Acad, of Fine Arts, Silvermine Guild of Artists.

Background

Albert, Ernest was born on August 15, 1857 in Brooklyn. Son of Daniel Webster and Harriet Dunn (Smith) Brown.

Education

Student Brooklyn Institute School of Design.

Career

With Harley Merry, prodns. for Park and Union Square theaters. Scenic artist, art director Pope’s Theater, St. Louis. With firms Noxon, Albert & Toomey and Albert, Grover & Burridge, 1885.

Furnished sets for Hamlet at opening of Chicago Opera House. Sets include Shakespearean prodns., Babes in the Wood, Supremacy of the Sun, Ben Hur. Designed and painted stage sets for outstanding actors in New York, 1894-1909, landscape painter from 1909-1946.

A founder and 1st president Allied Artists of America.

Membership

Clubs: National Arts, Salmagundi.

Connections

Married Annie Elizabeth Bagwell, June 6, 1881 (died 1925).; married second, Lissa Bell Walker, 1927. Children: Ruby Frances, Elsie, Edith Dorothy, Ernest.

father:
Daniel Webster Brown

mother:
Harriet Dunn (Smith) Brown

spouses:
Annie Elizabeth Bagwell

Lissa Bell Walker

children:
Ruby Frances Albert

Elsie Albert

Edith Dorothy Albert

Ernest Albert