Hauling and Harrowing

Timeline

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1800s

1871

Born, Cincinnati, Ohio


1890s

Attends Ohio Mechanics Institute


1890s

Attends Art Academy of Cincinnati as pupil of Frank Duveneck


1897

Marriage to Jessica (Jessie) Willis


1897

Loans two of his watercolors to Cincinnati Art Museum


1897

Exhibits at New York Water Color Club


1898

Moves to New York for training at Art Students League and National Academy of Design


1898

Exhibits at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


1898

Birth of son Robert


1899

Birth of daughter Ruth

 

1900 - 1909

1900

Receives Frank Duveneck Scholarship


1903

Paints first cow picture based on scene at dairy in the Bronx


1905

Exhibits at Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland


1906

Pure Food and Drug Act


1906

Wife leaves


1907

Volkert divorce


1909

Custody battle for daughter Ruth

1910 - 1919

1910

Exhibits at Corcoran Gallery of Art


1911

Mycology research with New York Botanical Garden naturalist W. A. Murrill


1913

Billboards of Volkert’s Christmas image, The Nativity, installed widely


1913

Father Phillip Volkert dies


1913

Exhibits at American Water Color Society


1914

Allied American Artists established with Volkert in leadership role


1914

Easter billboards with image by Volkert installed nationally


1914

Exhibition at Closson Galleries, Cincinnati


1914

Exhibits at New York Water Color Club


1914

Exhibits at American Water Color Society


1914

Lyme Art Association incorporated


1915

Exhibition at Cincinnati Art Museum

1920 - 1929

1920

Exhibition at Closson Galleries, Cincinnati


1920

Exhibits at American Watercolor Society


1920

Receives New York Watercolor Club Prize


1920

Exhibits with Six American Painters at Milch Galleries


1921

Serves as secretary of LAA (need inclusive dates)


1921

Made Associate Member of National Academy of Design


1921

Reunited with daughter Ruth Volkert Middleton


1921

Salmagundi Club Summer Exhibition


1921

Exhibits at Duveneck Society of Cincinnati


1921

Exhibits at Ohio State Fair


1921

Exhibits at Atlanta Fair


1921

Exhibits at Ehrich Gallery with Six American Artists


1921

Exhibits at New York Water Color Club


1922

Exhibits at Macbeth Gallery with Society of Animal Painters and Sculptors


1922

Exhibits at New York Watercolor Club and American Watercolor Society


1922

Exhibits at Carnegie Institute


1922

Buys house on Sterling City Road in Lyme, Connecticut (date from our files)


1922

Exhibits at Carnegie International


1922

Co-founds Bronx Artists’ Guild of Artists, holds first exhibition


1922-23

Federation New York Society of Painters


1923

Exhibits at Grand Central Art Gallery, New York


1923

Exhibits at Salmagundi Club Thumb Box Exhibition


1923

Exhibits at The Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles


1923

Exhibit at Milwaukee Art Institute


1923

Duveneck Society of Cincinnati Exhibition


1923

Salmagundi Thumb Box Exhibition


1923

Exhibits at National Academy of Design (Nov. –Dec.)


1924

Boston Art Club


1924

Holds exhibition in Paris


1925

First exhibits at Lyme Art Association


1925

Receives Cooper Prize from Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts


1926

Exhibits at Wesleyan University


1929

Exhibits at Traxel Galleries


1929

Receives Gedney Bunce Prize


1929

Exhibits at Macbeth Galleries with Lyme artists

1930 - 1935

1930

Exhibits at Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts


1930

Mother Catherine Dair Volkert dies in May


1930

Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts


1930

Wins Burton Mansfield Prize from New Haven Paint & Clay Club


1931-35

Member, New Haven Paint & Clay Club


1932

Volkert murals dedicated at Western Hills High School, Cincinnati


1932

Daughter Ruth Volker Middleton dies


1932

Receives Mrs. and Mrs. William O. Goodman Sketch Group Prize from Lyme Art Association


1935

Dies March 4