FREDERICK JUDD WAUGH
Frederick Judd Waugh was born in 1861 in Bordentown, New Jersey. He was a painter and illustrator of marines.
He initially studied with his father, Samuel Bell Waugh who was a portrait painter. He then studied with the famed Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia as well as with the equally famous master teachers and artists, Bouguereau and Robert-Fleury at the Academie Julian in Paris, France.
Waugh began to actively exhibit in the 1880’s and continued to do so quite successfully throughout his illustrious career. Among the major venues he exhibited at include, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (1881-1897, 1906-1940), The National Academy of Design, NYC (1884, 1886, 1891, 1910, prize, 1929, prize, 1935, prize), The Royal Academy, London (1899-1906), Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C., biennials (1908-1939), Buenos Aires Expo (1910, gold medal), The Boston Art Club (1910, prize), The Art Institute of Chicago (1912, medal), Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (1915, prize), Panama Pacific Expo, San Francisco (1915, medal), and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (1924, gold medal).
He was made a member of numerous prestigious organizations including The Royal Academy, The National Academy of Design, The Salmagundi Club, The Lotos Club, The National Arts Club, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Boston Arts Club and The North Shore Artists Association.
Frederick Waugh was best known for his paintings of crashing surf on rocky shores. He wrote instruction books on how to paint the sea, such as “Painting by the Sea” and “Seascape Painting, Step by Step.” He painted along the New England coast, spending much time in Provincetown and also visiting other places such as Monhegan Island.
He died in Provincetown, Ma in 1940.
Today, Waugh’s paintings can be found in private and public collections, nationwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, The National Gallery of Washington D.C., The Art Institute of Chicago, The Toledo Museum of Fine Arts, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The City Art Museum of St Louis, The Montclair Museum of Art, NJ, The Bristol Art Museum in England, The Walker Art Gallery of Liverpool, The Durban Art Gallery of South Africa and the largest collection of his paintings at The Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Hyde Park.