Alfred Montgomery was born in Lawndale, Il on April 20, 1857. He never attended school, but was educated by a local minister. At the age of 16 he received his teaching certificate and worked as a drawing teacher in Topeka, KS. In 1906 he settled in Los Angeles where he spent his remaining years. Montgomery specialized in painting farm life, especially still lifes of chickens, watermelons, and corn.
Springville (UT) Mus.
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