ABOUT DOUGLAS VOLK

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Douglas Volk

1856-1935

Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts – His father was the sculptor Leonard Volk. As a young boy the family moved to Chicago and in 1870 at the age of fourteen he moved with his family to Europe. He studied art in Rome and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. On his return from Europe he was hired to teach at Cooper Union. Then moved to Minneapolis where he helped found the Minneapolis School of Fine Art. Moving back to New York City he taught at the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design. As an artist he is noted as a portrait and figure painter.

WORKS BY VOLK DOUGLAS