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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1780, in Enfield (Connecticut); died 1821, in Ithaca (New York).

Painter, engraver.

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1779, in Charleston (South Carolina); died 1843, in Cambridge (Massachusetts).

Painter. Biblical subjects, literary subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Washington Allston was intended for a career in one of the professions and studied classics at Harvard. However, his Romantic artistic tastes took him over and he was deeply moved by Schiller and by Fuseli's illustrations to Boydell's ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1768; died 1836.

Painter. Portraits.

Ezra Ames worked in the State of New York. In 1812 he exhibited a Portrait of Governor George Clinton, which earned him many commissions, especially from local sitters. The Capitol Library of Albany possesses a fine ...

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Leah Lipton

American painter and craftsman. After working briefly in Worcester, MA (1790–93), painting miniatures, chimney-pieces, signs and sleighs, he settled permanently in Albany, NY. There he practised various crafts, including framemaking and painting ornamental clockfaces. Active in the Masonic Temple, he held a high position in the New York chapter from ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1775, in New York; died 17 January 1870, in New Jersey.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator.

Alexander Anderson, the son of a Scotsman, was the first person to practise wood engraving in the USA. He first studied medicine and qualified as a doctor in ...

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American, 18th century, male.

Born 1708, in Charlestown (Massachusetts); died 1765, in Boston (Massachusetts).

Painter. Portraits.

Joseph Badger's paintings place him mid-way between the painters of the 18th century and the American Primitives of the 19th century.

New York: James Badger (1760)

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Richard C. Nylander

American painter. Badger was part of a small, active group of portrait painters who worked in Boston in the mid-18th century. Although he was well known in his own time, his work was rediscovered only in the early 20th century. Badger appears to have been a competent artisan with some artistic talent. The few documents that deal with his early life refer to him as a ‘painter’ and ‘glazier’, indicating that his primary profession was house and ship painting. He is described as a ‘limner’ and ‘faice painter’ only towards the end of his life. Badger moved to Boston around ...

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American, 18th century, male.

Active in New York.

Painter. Portraits, local figures.

New York (Historical Society): Ki-On-Twog-Ky, Senecan Indian Chief (1796, portrait)

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1739; died 1823.

Painter.

William Bartram travelled through the eastern states painting the landscapes he saw.

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1744, in Philadelphia; died 1812, in Philadelphia.

Painter, miniaturist. Portraits, landscapes.

In 1770 Henry Benbridge went to Italy, where he studied with Battoni and Mengs. He returned to the USA around 1774 and painted portraits and landscapes. At the Society of Free Artists in London he exhibited a portrait of the Corsican general ...