(1849-1937) American Tonalist painter Charles Melville Dewey studied at the National Academy of Design and in Paris under Carolus-Duran. A life-long friend of Albert Pinkham Ryder who, along with Ralph Albert Blakelock, were likely an influence. Four of his landscapes were displayed in the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. His paintings are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Buffalo Gallery and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Charles Melville Dewey: A forgotten master of classic tonalism The Magazine Antiques