Matthew Andrew "Matt" Daly

Matthew Andrew "Matt" Daly
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
K√ľnstler / Decorator
Matthew Andrew Daly was born in Cincinnati on 13 January 1860, He studied at the McMicken School of Design, under Thomas S. Noble and Vincent Nowottny, turning increasingly to portraits and figure subjects.  Later he studied with Frank Duveneck, who was considered to be the style authority of the time.  Daly worked as an artist for the famous Rookwood Pottery Company from 1882-1903.  After that, he became a director and chief designer for the United States Playing Card Company, where he remained involved for nearly thirty years. Meanwhile, in 1890 Daly helped found the Cincinnati Art Club.  He executed numerous portraits, exhibited his landscapes and still-life's regularly in local shows. One of the latter, dated 1889, shows Duveneck's influence in the brushwork, a factor of his technique that would become increasingly impressionistic over the following years.
At the age of seventy-seven on the 23 November 1937 he died at his easel in his home town.  
Reference: Antiques and the Arts 

Matthew Andrew Rookwood Standard Glaze. Relatively rare portrait Stein, Nathaniel Hawthorne, with "in house" pewter lid with insert & frog thumblift. Dated 1897.

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