Haberle, John

Haberle, John

(hăb`ərlē'), 1856–1933, American painter, b. New Haven, Conn. Noted for his photographically precise still-life paintings, Haberle is often compared in style with William HarnettHarnett, William Michael
, 1848–92, American painter, b. Ireland. He emigrated to Philadelphia as a child; he first learned engraving and then studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the National Academy of Design and Cooper Union.
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. He is remembered chiefly for his rigorously detailed paintings of paper scraps and money. Haberle's art is a celebration of the ordinary.
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Haberle, John

(1853–1933) painter; born in New Haven, Conn. Based in New Haven, he prepared paleontological specimens for Yale University, began painting in 1887, and became known for his mysterious and humorous trompe l'oeil compositions such as A Bachelor's Drawer (1890s).
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