Adolph clara obrig prize

DEFINITION

An award for excellence of painting of the National Academy of Design. First awarded in 1935 at the annual exhibition, the prize was given to Louis Betts. Subsequent awards were made to David Aronson, Louise Fishman, Herman Rose and Walter Biggs. Adolph Obrig, born 1845 in Eberfeld, Germany, was a New York stockbroker and member of the Stock Exchange. He founded the firm Adolph Obrig & Co. in 1871. His wife was Clara Beales Obrig, born 1858, and the couple, active in the arts, lived at 1 West 72nd Street in New York City. Sources: David Dearinger, "Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design"; "Who's Who in New York", p. 711; AskART database

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