The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Speicher, Eugene Edward

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SPEICHER, Eugene Edward, American artist: b. Buffalo, N. Y., 5 April 1883. He studied at the Albright Art School, Buffalo, at the Art Student's League and the Henri Art School in New York, and later studied for two years in London, Paris, Holland, Italy and Spain. He established himself in New York, where he became prominent among the younger artists as a painter of landscapes and portraits. He was elected an associate of the National Academy of Design in 1913 and received the academy's first Halgarten Prize in 1915. He was also awarded a silver medal at the Panama Exposition in 1915. Among his works are portraits of Miss Helen Appleton (Thomas R. Proctor Prize, National Academy, 1911); Charles Dana Gibson (1913); John Nelson Cole (1914); and the landscape ‘Morning Light’ (Metropolitan Museum, New York 1912).