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DeWitt M. Lockman
Date: 1870 - 1957
DeWitt McClellan Lockman
Remarks: Lockman was born in Brooklyn, the son of Jacob and Mary (Abbe) Lockman. He studied art in Europe and in New York, at the National Academy of Design. Lockman established a studio in the city and became active as an officer in numerous art organizations. He was elected to the National Academy in 1921 and in 1949-50 served as its president. He was a founder of the National Association of Portrait Painters, and served as its president from 1925 until his death. Lockman was a trustee and a fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a trustee of The New-York Historical Society from 1929 to 1957, and acting recording secretary from 1935.