Portrait of a Young Girl
orn and reared in Fort Worth, Bewley studied at the Art Institute in Chicago, the National Academy of Design in New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He also studied with William Merritt Chase, Cecelia Beaux, and Robert Henri and in 1906 went to Florence, Italy, with Chase and then to Paris on Chase’s advice. Bewley often returned to Fort Worth, but lived in Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, California, and died at Lyons, France. He exhibited at the Paris Salons, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Salmagundi Club, the National Academy of Design, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as well as the Texas annual at Fort Worth and the Cotton Carnival in 1912. Some consider Bewley the leading Texas portrait painter of the 20th century, although he spent much time away from Texas.Purchase funded by Cynthia and Bill Gayden. Now on display in the PPHM Texas Gallery.