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LAWRENCE C EARLE
1845 / 1921

 

New: Gentleman
Smoking Pipe - 1889

Association:
Palestine Exhibition Company

Grand Rapids' First Artist

Lawrence Carmichael Earle was the first artist that Grand Rapids could call its own.

Lawrence resided in Grand Rapids as a child of 11 or 12 years old in 1856 until about 1868 when he left for formal art instruction. He returned in 1909 to live in Grand Rapids until his death in 1921. 

This site is a result of several years of research of his art work, his nuclear & extended family and his ancestry.

L. C. Earle was associated with and/or exhibited at the following organizations:

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Art Institute of Chicago

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1893 Columbian Exhibition

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Stanford University

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Dallas Museum of Art

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State Museum of Michigan

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Michigan Capitol Building

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Hunter Museum of American Art

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Detroit Museum of Art

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Grand Rapids Art Association

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Montclair Art Museum

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Grand Rapids Peninsular Club

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Muskegon Art Museum

 

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American Society of Painters in
Water Colors

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Buffalo Fine Arts Academy

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Boston Art Club

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Chicago Literary Club

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American Water Color Society

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National Academy of Design;
Associate 1897

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Artists’ Fund Society

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Salmagundi Art Club 

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Chicago National Bank

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Stetson Shoe Company

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San Francisco Museum of
 Fine Art

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Palestine Exhibition Company

 

*Thanks to Dr. J. Gray Sweeney for permission to use material from
Artists of Grand Rapids 1840-1980, J. Gray Sweeney; Grand Rapids, 1981:
The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Grand Rapids Public Museum

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