Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Thomas Cromwell Corner, Portrait Artist

Have you ever heard of Thomas Cromwell Corner? You might not know who he is, but if you've ever visited MedChi, you've surely seen his work. 
Sir William Osler, MD

Cromwell was born in Baltimore in 1865 and attended Baltimore City College. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the Art Students League in New York. He also studied in Paris at Acadêmie Jullian. 
George Warner Miltenberger, MD *

When he returned to Baltimore in 1892, he became one of the city's leading portraitists, beginning with the city's leading businessmen and then moving on to the top physicians. 
Henry Mills Hurd, MD

Corner was on the committee to help establish an art museum, and when the Baltimore Museum of Art opened in 1915, he became one of its Trustees, bridging the gap between the museum and the art community.
William Travis Howard, MD

MedChi is fortunate to own five of Corner's paintings, all shown here. 
Clement Clark, MD

There is a book, of which only 190 copies were privately printed, which is the catalogue raisonné of the works of Thomas Cromwell Corner. MedChi was fortunate to recently acquire a copy for our library. 

* I must confess that the portrait of Dr. Miltenberger is my favorite of all of the portraits.

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