Percy F. Albee (1883 - 1959)
Percy F. Albee (1883 – 1959)
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the muralist, painter and print maker Percy Frederick Albee studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and The Rhode Island School of Design
Percy Albee was a student of both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design. It was at the latter that he met his wife, the aspiring wood engraver Grace Thurston Arnold. where he met his wife the noted wood engraver Grace Albee). In his early career, he painted murals for several Providence institutions including Brown University. Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing, and St. Stephen’s Church.
From 1928 to 1932, the Albee family lived in Paris. During that period, Albee executed mural commissions and produced large-format lithographs before returning to the United States and settling in New York. They ultimately moved to Doylestown, Pennsylvania. After his death, Grace Albee returned to New England and lived there until her death in 1985.
Albee’s work was widely exhibited both here and abroad and is held by numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. He served as President of the Salmagundi Club in New York City from 1948 – 1952 and a member of its board of directors until his death.