Lawrence Carmichael Earle (New York, 1845-1921)

Born in New York in 1845, Lawrence Carmichael Earle spent his youth in Grand Rapids, MI, where he studied with Marinus Hartung. His academic career continued in Chicago with Walter Shirlaw, and later, in Germany, with Ludwig Barth, Franz Wagner, and other distinguished artists of the Royal Academy in Munich. A preference for thick, painterly use of pigment and heavy impasto, characteristic of the Munich Academy, were hallmarks of Earle’s later style.

In 1889, the artist returned to the New York area, where he produced his larger oeuvre amid the city’s competitive art scene of the next twenty years. An American Illustrator and Fine Artist, Earle specialized in the then popular style of figure, genre, and still-life painting.

The artist enjoyed affiliations and exhibitions in numerous institutions, including: the Art Institute of Chicago

1893 Columbian Exhibition

Dallas Museum of Art

Hunter Museum of American Art

Detroit Museum of Art

San Francisco Museum of Fine Art

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy

Boston Art Club

American Water Color Society

National Academy of Design

Salmagundi Art Club

OF NOTE: Lawrence Carmichael Earle created the “Dutch Boy Painter” (1907) logo for Dutch Boy Paint Group of  Sherwin-Williams.