The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Volk, Douglas
VOLK, Douglas, American artist: b. Pittsfield, Mass., 23 Feb. 1856. He acquired his art by study at Rome, Italy, and with Gérôme in Paris (1873-78). He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1875. He was instructor at Cooper Institute, New York (1879-94; 1908-12); instructor of the Art Students' League; organized the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts (1896) and has been instructor in the National Academy of Design, New York, since 1910. He has won innumerable medals and is a member of many societies. Good examples of his work are found in most American collections, e.g., in the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pa.; in the Corcoran Gallery at Washington, D. C.; in the Pittsfield Museum; in the Minnesota Capitol; in the National Museum at Washington; in the Montclair (N. J.) Art Museum; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; in the National Arts Club; in the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery; in the Muskegon, Mich., Art Museum; in the Omaha Art Museum and in the Portland, Me., Art Society, etc.