In 1894, Albert and his family settled in New Rochelle, New York, where he built a stately family home called Grayeyres. Around this time, Albert gave up set design in favor of landscape painting and began working in Old Lyme, Connecticut, with other landscape artists who comprised the tight-knit artists’ colony. During the summers he painted on scenic Monhegan Island in Maine, another prime artists’ destination.
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In 1914, Albert was elected President of the Allied Artists of America. He became an Associate of the National Academy of Design in 1922 and was an active member of the Lyme Art Association, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club in New York. His work has been featured in many venues including two solo exhibitions at Vose Galleries in 1981 and 1987. A Path of Silver was exhibited at the National Academy’s 1928 winter exhibition and belongs in the top tier of coastal paintings by the artist.
Gifted to a church in Southern Maine many decades ago
1). Winter Exhibition, National Academy of Design, November 27 – December 16, 1928, No. 137 A Path of Silver (label misplaced)
2). Y. W. C. A. Loan Art Exhibition, year and venue unknown