(1827 -  1889)

Joseph Rusling Meeker (born in Newark, New Jersey, 21 April 1827; died in St. Louis, Missouri, 27 September 1887) was a United States painter.


He studied at the National Academy of Design in 1845-46, and exhibited at the American Art Union in 1849-50, the Academy of Design in 1867, and the Boston Art Club in 1877. His studio was at St. Louis. Meeker had a special sympathy with southern scenery, and has successfully rendered the landscapes of Louisiana.


·           “The Indian Chief”

·           “The Acadians in the Atchafalaya”

·           “The Vale of Cashmere”

·           “The Lotos Eaters”

·           “Louisiana Bayou”

·           “The Noon-Day Rest,” from Longfellow's Evangeline.


§  image002_2010f450fd.gif This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Meeker, Joseph Rusling". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900.

§  Cynthia Seibels (1990). "Joseph Rusling Meeker (American, 1827-1887)". fineoldart.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011.


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