One of Allied Artists’ founders, Albert Jr. Ernest (also known as E. Maxwell Albert) was born in 1890 in Chicago, Illinois. His family relocated to New Rochelle, N.Y. where he attended the Art Student League in 1905. Like several other founders, Ernest went to Lyme, Connecticut. He studied under his father as well as other artists.
In 1916 Ernest began showing in several venues including the Salmagundi Club. Ernest’s first exhibit was a joint contemporary exhibit with Norman Rockwell, the icon of illustrative art. After a brief time in the army during WW I, he continued his art journey winning several awards including the Irving Prize from the Salmagundi Club in 1923. He was a commercial artist who worked for the Red Cross. At the same time he maintained a studio where he explored his passion for landscapes. In 1926 Albert was a member of the Salmagundi Club and Allied Artists of America. In addition to his artwork, Albert involved himself in restoration work.
Allied Artist's Art Historian- Elaine Clayman