Beckwith, James Carroll

James Carroll Beckwith was American – 1852-1917.  He preferred to be called Carroll Beckwith as he disliked “James” and tried all his life to be known only as Carroll

During Beckwith’s lifetime he taught for many years at the Art Students League in New York.  He was born in Hannibal, Missouri, but moved to Chicago at a young age where he studied art.  Three years later he moved to New York to study at The National Academy of Design  A fellow student and close friend was John Singer Sargent.  They shared a studio, and in 1877 helped to paint a large ceiling decoration at the Louvre.

American Watercolor Society

National Academy of Design

Metropolitan Museum of Art

National Gallery of Art, Wash. D.C.


19th, 20th & 21st Century American Paintings