Painter. A native of South Manchester, Connecticut, Cheney graduated from Yale, where he was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society. Cheney studied painting in Paris at Académie Julian and at the Art Students League of New York and was its acting president in 1909-10. He held his first New York exhibition in Babcock Galleries in 1922. His portrait of Professor Candle hung in the Paris Salon in 1909 and his work has been represented in many museums including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Art. Cheney also illustrated the book "Sarah Orne Jewett" of his long time lover F. O. Matthiessen. His paintings include "Kittery Point," "Egyptian Room, Boston Museum of Fine Arts," "Village, Southern France" and "Woodland Scene at Sunset." Cheney died in Kittery, Maine.
Francis Otto Matthiessen
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