Charles M. McIlhenney (1858-1904)

Charles M. McIlhenney (1858-1904)

Philadelphia born painter and etcher Charles Morgan McIlhenney received his training in his home town, later settling in New York City and Shrub Oak, New York. An Associate Member of the National Academy, McIlhenney was well regarded for his abilities in both oil and watercolor, and held memberships with the American Watercolor Society, the New York Watercolor Club, the New York Etching Club, and the Artist Fund Society. 

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McIlhenney was an active participant in public exhibitions, and showed his works annually at the Art Institute of Chicago (1891-1900) and the National Academy of Design (1882-1896), as well as at the Boston Art Club in 1882 and 1902, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between the years of 1885 and 1897. His exhibition entries attest to the broad range of his paintings from land to sea, including such titles as A Rose in September, The Passing Storm, and Deserted Mill. Many of his works were worthy of public recognition and received prizes at the American Watercolor Society, the National Academy of Design, and Columbian Exposition of Chicago.

References: See Who Was Who in American Art, BAC Records, NAD Records. 

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