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Dougherty, Paul
American (1877-1947)
Sea and Cliffs, Squeaker Cove
Oil on Panel 13" x 16"

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Paul Dougherty trained as a lawyer but ultimately chose a career in art.  He studied with Robert Henri then, in 1900, went to Europe resolved to work and learn on his own by visiting museums and studying the Old Masters, and for the next several years explored London, Florence, Venice, Munich, and Paris, where he exhibited at the Paris Salon.

In 1905 Dougherty returned to the United States and set up a studio in New York.  The same year he began spending time on the island of Monhegan, painting the crashing waves along the shore.  The artist was captivated by the ever-changing nature and power of the sea and in capturing these atmospheric elements in his work. His dramatic shore scenes were compared to those of Winslow Homer.  In 1928 in search of a gentler climate, he began spending his winters in Arizona where he painted desert landscapes and mountains. In 1931, he moved to the Monterey Peninsula in California. 

 Dougherty was a member of the National Academy of Design, Society of American Artists, Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club and the American Water Color Society.  He exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery, Carnegie Institute and the National Academy.  His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.


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Dougherty, Paul
American (1877-1947)
Incoming Surf, Squeaker Cove
Oil on Panel 13" x 16"
 

Dougherty, Paul
American (1877-1947)
Sea and Cliffs, Squeaker Cove
Oil on Panel 13" x 16"
 
 
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