Original 1908 A Chronicle of Friendships by Will H. Low 1873 - 1900 . New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908.
Condition: Good+, green cloth hardcover, binding good but somewhat loose, corner bumps, 508 pages ,5.5" x 8.5" tall with illustrations by the Author and from his Collections
Low and Robert Louis Stevenson remained friends long after their youthful days in the artist communities of France were over. Indeed, Stevenson and Fanny visited Low and his wife in Paris in August 1886. Low was also among the people who came to greet RLS when he arrived in New York on 7 September 1887.
Low published his memoirs in A Chronicle of Friendships, 1873-1908 in 1908. Here, he remembers the time he spent with RLS, particularly their experiences in France.
From 1882-1885, Low taught at Cooper Union college in New York. Later, he taught at the school of the National Academy of Design. He also illustrated Hamilton Wright Mabie’s In Arcady (1909). Low was also an art critic, writing for Scribner’s and The Century.
Low was born in Albany, New York. As a young man he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. After his studies he returned to New York and in 1878 he joined the Society of American Artists. In 1890 he became a member of the National Academy of Design. Low designed panels for the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City and stained glass windows for both private buyers and churches like St Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey.