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Francis Speight
Francis Speight, Canal Scene (Manayunk, Pennsylvania) 1926
Francis Speight was born in Windsor, North Carolina in 1896. He lived most of his life in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The artist studied at both the Corcoran School of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Speight became an associate member of the National Academy of Design in 1937 and a full member in 1940. Francis Speight held exhibitions of his works and won prizes or medals at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts, the Sketch Club of Philadelphia, the Society of Washington Artists, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Speight is represented by many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Toronto Gallery of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Norton Gallery of Art, the Montpelier Museum of Art, the Encyclopedia Britanica Collection, and the United States Post Office in Gastonia, North Carolina. The artist also painted for the Works Progress Administration. Mr. Speight is known for his city scenes and landscapes, most of which depict the Philadelphia suburbs.
oil on canvas, 32.5 x 28.5 inches
Signed and dated lower left
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