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LOEB, LOUIS:

American artist; born at Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1866. At the age of thirteen he was apprenticed to a lithographer in his native city, and in 1885 went to New York, where he studied in the night-schools of the Art Students' League, of which he became vice-president in 1889. Loeb went to Paris in 1890, and studied under Gérôme, obtaining honorable mention at the Paris Salon in 1895, and third medal in 1897.

From 1893 Loeb contributed to the chief magazines of the United States some of their most important illustrations. He is a member of the Society of American Artists and associate of the National Academy of Design, and has contributed many noteworthy paintings to their exhibitions. Among the most important are the portraits of I. Zangwill (1898), J. H. Schiff (1904),Eleanor Robson (1904); and the following pictures: "Temple of the Winds," 1896 (silver medal, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1903); "The Breeze" (1900); "The Joyous Life" (1903); and "The Dawn," 1903 (Webb prize).

Bibliography:
  • Who's Who in America;
  • The Bookman, Feb., 1900.
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