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British, 19th century, male.

Active in Londonc.1880.

Painter.

David Anderson focused his work on fishermen and their environment. He exhibited two paintings at the Suffolk Street Gallery in 1880 and 1881.

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1822, in Colchester; died 2 May 1858, in Naples.

Sculptor.

Edward Bartholomew ran the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest public art museum in the USA. Most of his works are to be found there.

Hartford (Wadsworth Atheneum): Repentant Eve...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1860.

Painter.

Frederick Clark Gottwald was a pupil at the New York Art League and taught at the royal academy in Munich. He was a member of the Cleveland Art Society.

Los Angeles, 17 March 1980: Rothenburg (oil on canvas...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1795; died 1868.

Painter, watercolourist. Sporting subjects, animals.

Charles Hancock worked for Tattersall's, a sporting environment that gave him the opportunity to paint animal studies and sporting subjects, mainly small in size, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy between ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1874, in Providence (Rhode Island); died 25 June 1912, in New York.

Sculptor.

Oscar Lenz studied at the Rhode Island art school in Providence, at the Art Students League in New York, and finally in Paris. His works include the ornamental sculptures on the new bridge in Buffalo and sculptures at the Pennsylvania-New York railway station....

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Bailey Van Hook

(b Bergen Heights, NJ, June 10, 1874; d Philadelphia, PA, Feb 25, 1961).

American painter, illustrator, stained-glass artist and author. Although she worked as an illustrator early on, Oakley is remembered as a muralist. Oakley attended the Art Students League, New York, Académie Montparnasse, Paris, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, but, most importantly, a class in illustration with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute, Philadelphia. Pyle teamed her together with Jessie Willcox Smith (1863–1935) to illustrate an edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Evangeline (1897). Smith and Oakley and another illustrator, Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871–1954), rented adjoining studios in Philadelphia and subsequently lived together in a supportive camaraderie until Green’s marriage in 1911. During her brief career as an illustrator, Oakley completed over 100 illustrations, mostly for novels and short stories.

In 1900 she created a stained-glass window on speculation, which led to a major commission for stained-glass windows, mural decoration and a mosaic altarpiece for a church in Manhattan. That project brought her to the attention of architect Joseph Huston (...

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Harriet F. Senie

Objects created to remind viewers of specific individuals or events (see also Public monument). At its inception, the United States faced fundamental questions of what the new nation should commemorate and what forms would be appropriate for its new form of government: democracy. Primary subjects were presidents as well as military leaders and wars that functioned as expressions of national values. Often realized long after their subject had died or ended, monuments frequently reflected the time in which they were actually built. As societal values changed, so did the form and emphasis of monuments.

National memorials to the most influential presidents, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt include an obelisk, a sculpture housed in a temple and a large complex defined by a series of outdoor spaces dedicated to key aspects of a presidency.

Initially there were no American sculptors capable of realizing a monumental project to George Washington (...

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Deborah F. Pokinski

(Lewis)

(b Stockbridge, MA, July 29, 1862; d Clifton Springs, NY, Dec 2, 1929).

American painter and muralist. Reid attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1880–84), then moved to New York, studying briefly at the Art Students League. In 1885 he went to Paris, studying at the Académie Julian where he received training as a muralist under Gustave(-Clarence-Rodolphe) Boulanger and Jules(-Joseph) Lefebvre. In 1889 he returned to New York and began painting portraits and teaching at the Art Students League (1893–6).

Decorative murals—typically idealized, allegorical figure compositions—were in great demand during the era of Beaux-Arts architectural design. Reid created a number of them, including at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 and in the Library of Congress, as well as for hotels, churches and even an ocean liner.

By the early 1890s Reid began adopting Impressionist qualities to define his signature theme—attractive young women in light, gauzy dresses, out of doors, surrounded by flowers. Images of upper-class women, usually isolated and pensive, were among the most popular subjects of turn-of-the-century American painters, although Reid rejected the more conventional interior settings of his peers for light filled exteriors and generally even-toned, pastel colours. His ribbon-like strokes of paint both suggested dappled sunlight and flattened his forms. As a result, in works such as ...

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Paul J. Karlstrom

(b Chico, CA, May 1, 1860; d Berkeley, CA, c. Aug 4, 1935).

American sculptor. Speech and hearing impaired from shortly before his 4th birthday, he nonetheless enjoyed a productive and successful career as a sculptor. With works such as Baseball Player (1889; San Francisco, CA, Golden Gate Park), Bear Hunt (1892; Fremont, CA, CA Sch. Deaf) and (California) Admission Day Monument (1897; San Francisco, CA, Market, Post and Montgomery Streets), he established himself as a designer of major monuments now regarded as comprising the greatest single legacy of public art in the San Francisco Bay area. Described in his day as the Father of Sculpture on the Pacific Coast, he was the first California-born sculptor to receive international recognition. His reputation was such that in 1900, despite his disabilities, he was appointed Professor of Sculpture at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art by the Regents of the University of California (the school was at the time part of UC). Six years earlier, he had founded the first department of modelling at MHIA, introducing live nude models into the classroom....

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 22 or 26 August 1836, in Bedford (Ohio); died 11 October 1918.

Painter. Portraits, genre scenes.

Art Club of Cleveland, Society of Cleveland Artists, Cleveland Brush and Palette Club.

Archibald Willard, who enjoyed drawing from childhood, was substantially self-taught. He received two weeks of instruction at age 17 from an unidentified portrait artist travelling through Bedford, and a few weeks of instruction from Joseph Oriel Eaton in New York in ...