"Along the Argues River, Normandy"
Aldrich, George Ames 1872 - 1941
oil on canvas, 30 x 36 ins., ca. 1910
George Ames Aldrich was a respected, successful painter and etcher. He studied art and architecture at MIT, then continued his art studies in Paris. He attended the renowned Académies Julian and Colarossi. While in France, he was invited to join the prestigious Société des Artistes Français. Aldrich went to Chicago in 1918. He was an established artist who exhibited regularly at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was also a member of the Chicago Galleries Association, the Chicago Society of Painters and Sculptors, and the famed Hoosier Salon. Aldrich is represented in the Musée de Rouen in France, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Decatur Museum in Illinois.