Best known as a painter of landscape, marine and coastal, shoreline views. Kingsbury also specialized in miniature and mural painting.
Kingsbury was born in Boston, MA in 1855. He studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School, Boston Museum School, and Académie Julian in Paris.
A resident of Carmel, CA in the 1920s, Kingsbury was associated with the present day life of the art colony at that time along with notable artists such as Mary DeNeale Morgan, Catherine and George Seideneck, William P. Silva, Elizabeth Strong, C. Chapel Judson, and Laura Maxwell.
Kingsbury moved back to the east coast where he spent his last years in Ogunquit, ME and Cambridge, MA. He was an active participant in the Boston Art Club as well as the Ogunquit Art Association.
He died in Cambridge, MA on May 1, 1940.
Member: Salmagundi Club; Ogunquit Art Association
Springville (UT) High School, 1927.
Art Institute of Chicago
Boston Art Club
Ogunquit Art Association
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
In: Charlestown (MA) High School (mural). Carmel at Work and Play, p. 58; WWAA 1936-41; NY Times, 5-2-1940 (obit).
Source: Edan Hughes/Artists in California 1886-1940.
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