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Aaron Draper Shattuck

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(1832–1928).

Painter. Primarily a landscapist, he is known particularly for views of New Hampshire's White Mountains, but he also painted the Atlantic coast and other locales. In...

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Albert Bierstadt

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(b Solingen, nr. Düsseldorf, 7 Jan. 1830; d New York, 18 Feb. 1902).

German-born American painter, active mainly in New York. He made several trips to the Far West and ...

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Alexander Helwig Wyant

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(1836–92).

Painter. Devoted to landscape, in early work he reflected prevailing Hudson River School standards but later, while retaining an affection for closely observed detail,...

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Alfred Thompson Bricher

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(1837–1908).

Painter. Specializing almost exclusively in Atlantic coastal views, he created light-filled, horizontal scenes of beaches, cliffs, and sea, usually recording locations...

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Alvan Fisher

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(b Needham, MA, 9 Aug 1792; d Dedham, MA, 13 Feb 1863),

painter. Soon after Fisher left the tutelage of John Ritto Penniman (c. 1782–1841), he began to paint genre ...

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American art

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1. Painting

Art in the United States begins with the native Americans. Their carvings, rock paintings, and weaving represent a cultural heritage rooted in religion, tribal ritual,...

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Asher B. Durand

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(b Jefferson Village [now Maplewood], NJ, 21 Aug. 1796; d Jefferson Village, 17 Sept. 1886).

American painter and engraver. His early work was mainly as an engraver and he...

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Barbizon School

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An informal group of French landscape painters, active from the 1830s to about 1870, who took their name from a small village on the outskirts of the Forest of Fontainebleau, where they...

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Benjamin Champney

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(1817–1907).

Painter. Known particularly for views of New Hampshire's White Mountains, he also painted portraits and still lifes, usually depicting flowers. He was born in New...

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Crayon

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Art magazine published from 1855 until 1861. Founded in New York by William James Stillman (1828–1901), a painter and art critic who later became a journalist, diplomat, and photographer,...

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