Greatly influenced by the French Impressionists, Cornoyer painted street scenes in sun, fog, and snow; at sunrise and at sunset. In 1892 he was awarded the First Prize from the American Art Association of Paris. Inspired by his travels abroad, Cornoyer returned to his native city in 1894 and won the Gold Medal from the St. Louis Association of Painters and Sculptors. Immediately thereafter, he was given a commission to paint a mural for the Planter’s Hotel in St Louis.
|St Louis mural study|
Cornoyer became a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in 1902. In 1906 he won the club’s coveted Inness Prize. He had a one-man show at the Albright Museum in Buffalo in 1908. The following year he was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design.
Cornoyer had a summer home at East Gloucester, Massachusetts. There he taught and painted harbour and city scenes. He helped found the North Shore Art Association in nearby Gloucester in 1916. Cornoyer died at his summer home in 1923.
Note: Sizes are rounded up or down to the nearest centimetre:
|1900 Dewey's Arch oil on canvas 41 x 31 cm|
|1901 Winter in New York oil on canvas 46 x 61 cm|
|1908c Late Afternoon, Washington Square oil on canvas 56 x 67 cm|
|1910 Afternoon, Madison Square oil on canvas 122 x 152 cm|
|c1910 Madison Square after the Rain oil on canvas 56 x 69 cm|
|c1915 Sidewalk Conversation, Gloucester oil on canvas 46 x 61 cm|
|c1915 The Street Beyond oil on canvas 56 x 69 cm|
|c1916 December, Gloucester oil on canvas 56 x 69 cm|
|c1920 Street in Gloucester oil on canvas 46 x 61 cm|
|A Boulevard in Paris oil on canvas|
|After the Rain, the Dewey Arch, Madison Square Park oil on canvas 56 x 69 cm|
|Afternoon Light, Venice oil on canvas 51 x 64 cm|
|Bryant Park oil on canvas 46 x 61 cm|
|Central Park West, New York oil on canvas 31 x 41 cm|
|Cheyne Walk and All Saint's Church, London oil on canvas 46 x 61 cm|
|Flat Iron Building oil on canvas 56 x 69 cm|
|Flatiron Building oil on canvas 56 x 69 cm|
|Gloucester oil on canvas 69 x 56|
|Madison Square oil on canvas 66 x 81 cm|