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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Muller-Ury, Adolfo

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MULLER-URY, Adolfo, Swiss-American portrait painter: b. Airolo, Switzerland, 28 March 1864. He was educated at the public schools and at Sarnen and became a pupil of Deschwanden at Stans, Switzerland, after which he entered the Munich Academy and then went to Paris to study under (1881-83) Cabanel. From 1883-85 he worked at Rome and came to the United States in 1886. He has done numerous canvases on religious subjects but his paintings are mostly portraits, among which figure Pope Pius X, several cardinals, Bishop Kennedy (1907), some English nobility and other European personages. In this country he has painted among other portraits those of President McKinley, General Grant, Senator and Mrs. Depew, Senator Hanna, J. Pierpont Morgan, J. J. Hill, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson (1916), President Wilson (1917), etc.