Private Collection, California
The Private Collection of Mr. Alexander Avenard
The artist was born in Boston, and studied at the Boston Museum School, under Edmund C. Tarbell and Frank Weston Benson, where he gained a Longfellow Travelling Scholarship. He later studied at the Art Students’ League, New York, and at the Académie Julian from1894 for two years, under Jean-Paul Laurens, Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant and privately with Raphael Collin.
Establishing himself in Boston, Kronberg was appointed instructor in the portrait class of Boston’s Copley Society of Art. He was vastly supported by Boston’s great ‘art matron’, Isabella Stewart Gardner and hence his work is represented in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as well as in the museums of Boston and Indianapolis. After Bernard Berenson, Kronberg frequently travelled to Paris to purchase art for the Gardner Museum. Living in Boston until 1919, he then moved to New York.
From 1921-1922 he painted in Algiers and Spain. Later, he lived in Palm Beach and throughout his career still continued to travel back and forth to Paris.
Kronberg was an Associate of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1935) and a full Academician.