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Bruce, Patrick Henrynotes
A pioneer in the development of abstract painting, Patrick Henry Bruce focused on the still life in his explorations of the boundary between representation and “pure” painting. Bruce was a descendent of American statesman Patrick Henry (1736–1799). He began his art studies at the Richmond Art School at the age of sixteen. In 1902 he moved to...
1881 - 1936Anonymous05/18/2012
Eichholtz, Jacobnotes
Jacob Eichholtz was born November 2, 1776, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he spent much of his life. His first drawing lessons were rudimentary, obtained from a sign painter. He apprenticed with a copper and tinsmith before being hired as a journeyman to a master coppersmith in 1801. He established his own business, working as a tinsmith until...
1776 - 1842Anonymous04/04/2012
Blythe, David Gilmournotes
David Gilmour Blythe (May 9, 1815 – May 15, 1865) was a self-taught American artist best known for paintings which satirically portrayed political and social situations. Early years Blythe was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on May 9, 1815 to poor parents of Scottish and Irish ancestry. After a childhood in a log cabin by the Ohio River, at the...
1815 - 1865Anonymous05/18/2012
Bard, Jamesnotes
James Bard was a marine artist of the 19th century. He is known for his paintings of watercraft, particularly of steamboats. His works are sometimes characterized as naïve art. Although Bard died poor and almost forgotten, his works have since become valuable. Bard had a twin brother, John (1815–1856) and they collaborated on earlier...
1815 - 1897Anonymous12/28/2012
Hays, William Jacobnotes
William Jacob Hays spent most of his life in New York City but occasionally ventured to the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Nova Scotia, and England on search for subjects to paint. He studied art with John Ruebens Smith, an important topographer and lithographer, and exhibited at the American Art Union in 1848. His most inspirational and...
1830 - 1875Anonymous05/19/2012
Bingham, George Calebnotes
George Caleb Bingham (March 20, 1811 – July 7, 1879) was an American artist whose paintings of American life in the frontier lands along the Missouri River exemplify the Luminist style. Left to languish in obscurity, Bingham's work was rediscovered in the 1930s. He is now widely considered one of the greatest American painters of the 19th...
1811 - 1879Anonymous10/13/2012
Bridgman, Frederick Arthurnotes
Frederick Arthur Bridgman (November 10, 1847 – January 13, 1928) was an American artist known for his paintings of "Orientalist" subjects. Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, he was the son of a physician. He began as a draughtsman in New York City, for the American Bank Note Company in 1864–1865, and studied art in the same years at the Brooklyn Art...
1847 - 1928Anonymous04/09/2012
Birch, Thomasnotes
Thomas Birch, American portrait and marine painter; born in London, England, in 1779; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 3, 1851. He came to the U. S. in 1794, and assisted his artist father, William Birch, in preparing a 29-plate collection of engravings: "Birch's Views of Philadelphia" (1799).[1] Subscribers to the series...
1779 - 1851Anonymous04/05/2012
Blashfield, Edwin Howlandnotes
Edwin Howland Blashfield (December 5, 1848 – October 12, 1936), an American artist, was born in New York City. He was a pupil of Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat in Paris beginning in 1867, and became (1888) a member of the National Academy of Design in New York. For some years a genre painter, he later turned to decorative work, where his academic...
1848 - 1936Anonymous05/18/2012
Bridges, Fidelianotes
Fidelia Bridges (May 19, either 1834 or 1835–1923) was one of the minute population of successful female artists in the 19th century and early 20th century. She painted small aspects of nature: flowers, birds, and other plants in their natural settings. She first was an oil painter and later took up watercolor painting. She was known for her...
1834 - 1923Anonymous04/08/2012
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