In the forest ( New Haven painting ) dated 1916, size 19×26 inchs oil on Canvas mounted on board. It is in the American Art Collection.
This biography has been provided by Jim McCain, Moody, Alabama. His source is the artist’s obituary
printed in a June, 1936 Stoughton, Massachusetts newspaper.
“It is Vol. II, No. 36. I can read the first part of the word Saturday, so I am assuming, since he died on June 24, 1936 which was a Wednesday, the date must have been June 27, 1936.”
F. MORTIMER LAMB, FAMOUS ARTIST, DIES WEDNESDAY
F. Mortimer Lamb, 75, internationally known artist whose paintings have won renown in many countries, died at his home on Grove Street Wednesday.
He was born in Middleboro, May 5, 1861, the son of August and Ardelia (Monk) Lamb. At the age of 17 he entered Massachusetts Normal Art School in Boston and studied under Arthur Smith of England. This school was the first of its type in America. Later he taught modeling in clay and casting and painting in oil from still life at the New England Consevatory of Music. He later was associated with the Boston Art Museum School of Art. He studied in Paris at the Julien Academy.
He was affiliated with the Boston Art Club, American Federation of Arts, Society of American Water Color Painters, New York Water Color Club, Washington Society of Water Color Painters, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, and the Boston Society of Water Color Painters.
Mr. Lamb was a highly skillful artist in many phases of painting. His murals in the corridor of City Hall in Brockton have won admiration from the citizens of that city as well as the many out-of-town visitors who pass through the building.
Mr. Lamb was awarded a silver medal at the Panama Pacific international exhibition in San Francisco for his picture, “Our New England”. This picture was proclaimed by leading art critics as typifying the real New England.
“The End of the Trail,” a life-size painting of hounds picking up a fox, was the only animal picture accepted by the Boston jury to be shown at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. More than 600 pictures of various types were passed on by the jury. It was later shown in San Francisco and numerous exhibitions throughout the country. While being shown in Philadelphia it was stolen from the gallery and recovered three years later.
“Trailing Quail” in water colors has been admired in every exhibition in which it has been shown. It has the distinction of having been accepted by the jurors at the New York water color exhibition.
Lifesize Portrait of Mrs. Eddy
Less than 10 years ago, Mr. Lamb completed a portrait of the late Mary Baker Eddy. It is a life-size oil and entitled “The Inspiration.” Mrs. Eddy lived in this town about four years.
Mr. Lamb observed his 50th anniversary as an artist about eight years ago and at that time said the work of an artist was never completed. He believed the subject offered new study and achievement through a lifetime. He contended that a man who specialized in one subject of art could not rightfully pose as an artist as the scope was too broad to permit narrowing down to any particular branch.
Mr. Lamb showed remarkable versatility in his work. Whether his medium was oil, water color or pastel, he interpreted his subject equally well. His landscapes were painted with breadth and atmosphere.
Mr. Lamb leaves, besides his wife, other relatives to mourn his loss. Funeral services will be held from the home, Saturday at 3 P.M. Reverend Luther Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
This biography from the Archives of AskART