Percy Albee in American University Art Collection

Percy Albee in American University Art Collection

Percy Albee (1883-1959) has three prints from his 1920’s Paris sojourn in the American University collection. Percy has often been overshadowed by his accomplished artist wife, Grace.   This Paris market scene demonstrates his remarkable skill.

Albee was a student of both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design. He met his wife, the noted wood engraver, Grace Albee, at RISD. In his early career, he painted murals and was a printmaker in Providence. He enjoyed membership at the Providence Art Club and the Providence Water Color Club. Albee was awarded many mural commissions including both Memorial Hall, St. Paul’s Chapel at Brown University, The Roger Williams Park Museum, the Rhode Island Country Club and the Auditorium of the Brigham School in Providence. The latter mural was received in the American Magazine of Art in 1926. By the late 1920’s Percy took his family to Paris where he concentrated on large lithographs. By the 1930’s they returned to New York and eventually settled in Bucks Count, Pennsylvania. He continued to work and achieved Associate Member of the National Academy of Design, The Society Etchers and the Sal Magundi Club. He also won the 1937 prize for an exhibition at the Allied Artists of America.