Paul Cornoyer (1864-1923)

  • Cornoyer_Empire_Framed
  • PAUL CORNOYER (1864-1923)
  • Early Evening, Empire Park, New York, c. 1910
  • Oil on canvas
  • 18 x 24 inches
  • Signed lower left

Paul Cornoyer was famous for his artful vignettes of New York City and his art instruction. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he first trained at the nearby School of Fine Arts in 1881. The artist studied subsequently abroad in Paris at the Académie Julian with Jules Lefebvre, Louis Blanc and Benjamin Constant in 1889. He remained active in Paris until 1894, when he returned to St. Louis. During the mid-nineties, Cornoyer was honored with a gold medal from the American Art Association and with a gold medal from the St. Louis Association of Painters and Sculptors. A collector of his paintings, William Merritt Chase, noted the artist's strength in painting urban subjects and encouraged him to move to New York City. Prompted by Chase's advice, relocated to Manhattan in 1899 where he passionately painted its most appealing imagery and gave art instruction at the Mechanics Institute. Cornoyer exhibited widely at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Art Club and the Corcoran Gallery. His paintings are now held in the collections of the St. Louis Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Newark Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery and other important collections.

  • Cornoyer_Empire_Unframed

Hawthorne Fine Art LLC is a New York City fine art gallery that specializes in 19th and early 20th century American Art, especially Hudson River School and Impressionist paintings. We also feature works by historic women artists. As a premier art dealer in New York City, we select our works for their quality, beauty, and rarity and price them competitively for the market. We curate our paintings with strong academic scholarship and provide all of our clients with insight into the value of the work by elucidating its place within the artist’s larger body of work as well as the artist’s position in the market and more broadly, within the history of American art. We welcome visits to our American art gallery by appointment,

Hawthorne Fine Art Manhattan Showroom (by appointment):

12 East 86th Street, Suite 527 New York, NY 10028

P.O. Box 140, Irvington, NY 10533 (mailing address)

212.731.0550 •