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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in the United States.

Born 7 January 1830 , in Solingen, near Düsseldorf; died 18 February 1902 , in New York.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, photographer. Figures, local figures, landscapes with figures, landscapes, waterscapes, mountainscapes, urban landscapes, seascapes, animals, insects...

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Lillian B. Miller

American businessman, collector, patron and dealer. He began collecting art in 1869 with paintings by American Hudson River school artists and conventional European works, Chinese porcelain, antique pottery and 17th- and 18th-century English furniture. By 1883 his taste had focused entirely on American works, especially on paintings by ...

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Merrill Halkerston

American painter, interior designer and writer. Colman grew up in New York, where his father, Samuel Colman, ran a successful publishing business. The family bookstore on Broadway, a popular meeting place for artists, offered Colman early introductions to such Hudson River school painters as Asher B(rown) Durand...

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Phyllis Braff

American painter, printmaker, and illustrator, of English birth. His brothers Edward (1829–1901), John (1831–1902), and Peter (1841–1914) were also artists. The family emigrated from England and settled in Philadelphia in 1844. At age 16 Moran was apprenticed to the wood-engraving firm Scattergood and Telfer, but he also began to produce watercolours that sold well. In an exchange arrangement with a book dealer, Moran acquired editions of important engravings, including Claude Lorrain’s ...

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John Walker Myers

American painter. He began his career as a portrait painter in Boston, MA, but moved to New York in 1852 to enrol in antique and life classes at the National Academy of Design; he first exhibited there in 1855. During his studies he turned to landscape painting, becoming a successful member of the second generation of the ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 22 May 1820, in Springfield (Ohio); died 25 February 1910, in Summit (New Jersey).

Painter, draughtsman. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures, mountainscapes, flowers, animals.

Hudson River School.

Thomas Worthington Whittredge trained at the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts, and subsequently in Düsseldorf and Italy (mostly Rome). He settled in New York in the early 1860s, and was active as a landscape painter and leading member of the Hudson River School. He accompanied three military expeditions to the Rocky Mountains and New Mexico, to observe the landscapes, and the culture of the local Native American tribes. He initially supported himself by producing daguerreotypes and portraits, and sign-painting, before devoting himself to depicting the American landscape, with particular attention to light effects. In the last ten years of his life, he produced an autobiography which was first published in ...

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Anthony F. Janson

American painter. With little education but with a longing to be an artist, he went at the age of 17 to Cincinnati, OH, where he served an apprenticeship as a sign painter to his brother-in-law Almon Baldwin (1800–70). In the summer of 1842...