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Ames, Ezranotes
Ezra Ames (May 5, 1768 – February 23, 1836) was a popular portrait painter in Albany, New York during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. More than 700 portraits have been attributed to him. He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1768. He moved to Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1790, and married Zipporah Wood in 1794. Some time later he moved...
1768 - 1836Anonymous12/28/2012
Bierstadt, Albertnotes
Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter...
1830 - 1902Anonymous01/02/2013
Clark, Alvannotes
Remembered widely for his pioneering work in optics and astronomy, Alvan Clark is less well known as an artist, although he is thought to have executed some 500 oil portraits and miniatures during his lifetime. Clark was born in in 1804 in Ashfield, Massachusetts, where he spent his early years on his father's farm, working at the family mill....
1804 - 1887Anonymous12/14/2012
Ingham, Charlesnotes
Charles Ingham was born in Dublin in 1796, where he became a pupil of William C., a portrait painter known for his likenesses of female subjects. Following four years of study with C., Ingham adopted his master's specialty. Thus, when he left Ireland and moved to New York in 1816, he soon became known as that city's premier "ladies' painter." The...
1797 - 1863Anonymous05/17/2012
Durand, Asher Brownnotes
Asher Brown Durand (August 21, 1796 – September 17, 1886) was an American painter of the Hudson River School. Early life Durand was born in and eventually died in Maplewood, New Jersey (then called Jefferson Village), the eighth of eleven children; his father was a watchmaker and a silversmith. Durand was apprenticed to an engraver from 1812...
1796 - 1886Anonymous05/15/2012
Chapman, John Gadsbynotes
John Gadsby Chapman (December 3, 1808 – November 28, 1889) was an American artist famous for The Baptism of Pocahontas, which was commissioned by the United States Congress and hangs in the United States Capitol rotunda. Life and career John Chapman was born in 1808 in Alexandria, Virginia. Chapman began his study of art in Philadelphia for two...
1808 - 1889Anonymous05/15/2012
Street, Robertnotes
Robert Street was born in 1796 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the grandson of an English immigrant who had mistakenly been disinherited. His activity as an artist is undocumented until 1815, when he exhibited a painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He exhibited there sporadically until 1861. Between 1821 and 1823 he achieved a...
1796 - 1865Anonymous05/24/2012
Harwood, James Taylornotes
J. T. Harwood was born in Lehi, Utah, on April 8, 1860, into an arts-oriented family. As a youth he spent time sketching, and later studied art with Utah artists George M. Ottinger and Danquart A. Weggeland. In 1888, at their urging, Harwood became one of the first of a group of Utah-born artists to travel to France and study art in...
1860 - 1940Anonymous05/16/2012
Bouguereau, Elizabeth Gardnernotes
Elizabeth Jane Gardner (October 4, 1837-January 28, 1922) was an American academic and salon painter, who was born in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was an American expatriate who died in Paris where she had lived most of her life. She studied in Paris under the figurative painter Hugues Merle (1823-1881), the well-known salon painter Jules Joseph...
1837 - 1922Anonymous05/18/2012
Buttersworth, James E.notes
James Edward Buttersworth (1817–1894) was an English painter who specialized in maritime art, and is considered among the foremost American ship portraitists of the nineteenth century.[1] His paintings are particularly known for their meticulous detail, dramatic settings, and grace in movement. Early life and education Buttersworth was born in...
1817 - 1894Anonymous05/18/2012
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