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Born in Brooklyn, NY on Oct. 14, 1865, Sydney Laurence went to sea in 1881. Returning to New York City after several years, he studied at the National Academy of Design under Edward Moran followed by study in Paris at Ecole des Beaux Arts. He was a war correspondent during the Boer War and lived in Cornwall, England. In 1903 he went to Alaska where he spent several years as a gold prospector before returning to painting in 1911. While his early works were closer akin to Tonalism, his palette brightened later in his career. During the last 18 years of his life, Laurence spent winters in Los Angeles where the light was better. Alaska's most famous painter, he died in Anchorage on Sept. 14, 1940. Source

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