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Walter Elmer Schofield
Date: American painter, 1867–1944
Biography: Born in Philadelphia, Schofield studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Artsfrom 1888 through 1892 and at the Académie Julian in Paris in the early 1890s. He married an English woman, Murielle Redmayne, and established his residence on the coast in England, though he returned frequently to paint in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Schofield's circle included fellow P.A.F.A. alumni Robert Henri, John Sloan, William Glackens, and Edward Redfield. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Woodmere Museum, which has mounted the most complete retrospectives of his work. The bulk of Schofield's papers are at the Archives of American Art, and the Delaware Art Museum owns several amusing illustrated letters from Schofield to Sloan.