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Elmer Schofield
(1867 - 1944)


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"August Afternoon"
Oil on Board
15 x 16 inches










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Landscape painter. Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 9, 1867. Pupil of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Bouguereau, Ferrier, Doucet, and Aman Jean in Paris.

Member: Society of American Artists, 1904; Associate National Academy of Design, 1902; Academician, National Academy of Design, 1907; National Institute of Arts and Letters; Art Club of Philadelphia; Fellowship Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Century Association; National Art Club; Salmagundi Club; Royal Society of British Artists; Chelsea Arts Club, London.

Awards: Honorable Mention, Art Club of Philadelphia, 1898; Webb Prize, Society of American Artists, 1900; Honorable Mention, Paris Expo, 1900; Honorable Mention, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1900; First Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, 1901; Silver medal, Pan-Am Expo, Buffalo, 1901; Inness Gold Medal, National Academy of Design, 1911; Gold Medal and $1,000 National Arts Club, 1913; Temple Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 1914; Medal of Honor, Pan-Pacific Expo, San Francisco, 1915; Altman Prize ($1,000), National Academy of Design, 1920; Mrs. Keith Spalding Prize, Art Institute of Chicago, 1921.

Works Held: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Corcoran Gallery; Cincinnati Museum; Carnegie Institute; Albright Knox Art Gallery; Pennsylvania Academy; Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis; Memorial Gallery, Rochester; Art Institute of Chicago; National Arts Club, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Died in Cornwall, England on March 1, 1944.