The New International Encyclopædia/Volk, Douglas

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VOLK, Douglas (1856—). An American figure painter, born in Pittsfield, Mass. He studied in Paris under Gérôme, and in Italy. After his return to America he taught at the Cooper Institute, New York City (1879-84), organized the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts (1886), and again taught at the Cooper Union and the Art Students' League. His paintings, which usually combine figure and landscape, exhibit good drawing and fine color. Notable among them is “The Arrow,” which won the Carnegie prize at the Society of American Artists in 1903. Other works include “In Brittany” (1876); “Domestic Life in Normandy” (1878); “Puritan Girl” (1881); and “A Girl of the Colonies” (1903). He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1899.