Alfred Juergens

American, 1866 - 1934


Alfred Juergens was one of Chicago’s most talented and accomplished painters working at the turn of the century. Born in 1866, Juergens studied at the Chicago Academy of Design and abroad at the Munich Royal Academy. In both Chicago and Munich, Juergens was an active member of numerous artists’ organizations including the Chicago Society of Artists and the Societe Internationale des Beaux-Arts. Noted for his landscapes and genre scenes, Juergens’ work was exhibited internationally at such institutions as the National Academy of Design, New York (1891); the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (1900-01, 1909-18, 1923-31); Madrid (medal); Munich (medal); the Art Institute of Chicago (1914, 1923) and the Pan-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco (1915), among others.

In addition to his works on canvas, Alfred Juergens was also an accomplished muralist. Artworks by Juergens are represented in the collections of St. Paul’s Church, Chicago; the Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago; the Union League Club of Chicago; the Clark Gallery, Grand Rapids; the Women’s City Club, Chicago and the Wright Museum, Beloit, among others. He died in Chicago in 1934.

Alfred Juergens was one of Chicago’s most talented and accomplished painters working at the turn of the century. Born in 1866, Juergens studied at the Chicago Academy of Design and abroad at the Munich Royal Academy. In both Chicago and Munich, Juergens was an active member of numerous artists’ organizations including the Chicago Society of Artists and the Societe Internationale des Beaux-Arts. Noted for his landscapes and genre scenes, Juergens’ work was exhibited internationally at such institutions as the National Academy of Design, New York (1891); the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (1900-01, 1909-18, 1923-31); Madrid (medal); Munich (medal); the Art Institute of Chicago (1914, 1923) and the Pan-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco (1915), among others.

In addition to his works on canvas, Alfred Juergens was also an accomplished muralist. Artworks by Juergens are represented in the collections of St. Paul’s Church, Chicago; the Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago; the Union League Club of Chicago; the Clark Gallery, Grand Rapids; the Women’s City Club, Chicago and the Wright Museum, Beloit, among others. He died in Chicago in 1934.

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