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Tag Archives: Philadelphia

In The Gallery: Still Life of Peaches and Grapes by Edward Chalmers Leavitt, 1884

Oct

09

Still life painting gained recognition as an independent subject in American art in the 17th century but was considered low on the art hierarchy behind history paintings and portraiture, until the late 19th century. The genre gained…

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In the Gallery: Captain Samuel Worthington Dewey, by Thomas Sully, 1834

Mar

26

A Philadelphia druggist commissioned this portrait of Captain Dewey, who had recently attracted…

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In the Gallery: George Washington by Gilbert Stuart c. 1803

Feb

26

Gilbert Stuart, the pre-eminent American portraitist of the Federal period, was born in Rhode Island. He was active in…

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In the Gallery: John Neagle – The Dickson Brothers

Apr

10

John Neagle spent most of his time in Philadelphia where he received his artistic training. Alongside his friend and brother-in-law, Thomas Sully…

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#6 Edmund Darch Lewis – Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Nov

08

Born and educated in Philadelphia, Edmund Darch Lewis studied painting for only a short time before he began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later at the National Academy of Design in New York. He quickly became one of the most popular painters in Philadelphia, specializing in landscapes and marine scenes [...]

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#8 William Glackens – The Lake

Oct

25

A native of Philadelphia, William Glackens began his artistic career as a newspaper illustrator. In 1891, he enrolled in evening classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and met Robert Henri (1865-1929), who encouraged Glackens to paint. After the National Academy of Design rejected Glackens’s work in 1907, he joined Henri and six [...]

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