The artist was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA and died there. For one year in 1889-90 he lived and painted in West Cornwall. During that year he worked on A Newlyn Fish Auction and others that he finished when he returned to Boston in the fall of 1890.
On 16 February 1891 his promoter, J Eastman Chase opened a major show of the paintings Green had completed based on his time in Newlyn. His biographers comment 'The Newlyn experience sharpened all his developing senses and provided a focus for his art. It was the single most important experience of his career.'
works and access
Works include: Arrival of the Fishing Boats, Penzance; Going to a Fish Auction; Coming from the Sale, Penzance; Street in Newlyn; Low Tide, Newlyn; The Cliff at Newlyn; Road to the Sea; Newlyn; Farmhouse in Newlyn
Boston Art Club
Philadelphia Museum of Art; and numerous others in USA & Canada. No British exhibitions known.
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Hartmann (1901) Personal bibliography in Sharf & Wright
Sharf & Wright (1980) CEL Green (1844-1915) Shore and Landscape Painter of Lynn and Newlyn (illus)