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American Ivan ALBRIGHT

born Ivan Lelorraine ALBRIGHT

American magic realist painter and artist

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on February 20, 1897 in North Harvey, Illinois, USA
Died: on November 18, 1983 in Woodstock, Vermont, USA


Ivan Albright and his identical twin brother, Malvin, were born near Chicago in North Harvey, Illinois, to Adam Emory Albright and Clara Wilson Albright. Their father was a landscape painter, and came from a family of master gunsmiths, whose original name was "Albrecht". The brothers were inseparable during childhood, and throughout much of their young adulthood. Both enrolled in The Art Institute of Chicago, a coin-flip deciding that Ivan would study painting and Malvin sculpture. Ivan particularly admired the work of El Greco and Rembrandt, but was quick to develop a style all his own.

Adam Albright moved his wife and sons to Warrenville, Illinois in 1924.

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