Robert Wylie (artist)

Robert Wylie (1839 - February 4, 1877), American artist, was born in the Isle of Man and relocated as soon as his parents to the United States as a child.

Wylie studied in the schools of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, later serving a curator. In 1860, he helped found the Philadelphia Sketch Club, now one of the nation's oldest artists' clubs. His early ham it up as a sculptor in Philadelphia is Tiny known, with single-handedly a few works positively credited to him.

In 1863, the directors of the Pennsylvania Academy sent Wylie to France to study. He went to Pont-Aven, Brittany, in the further on 1860s, where he remained until his death there in 1877. He painted Breton peasants and scenes in the history of Brittany; among his important works was a large canvas, "The Death of a Vendean Chief," now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He won a medal of the second class at the Paris Salon of 1872.

 This article incorporates text from a proclamation now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Wylie, Robert". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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