Name That Painter!
The 1840s was a decade full of interesting events. Revolutions in Europe, the Mexican-American War, first anesthesia operation, five different American Presidents serve in office (really - it's true!), and two days after this artist's birth -the first electrical telegram is sent by Samuel Morse. Born in Pennsylvania to a family of tradition and culture, not only brought about opportunity, but also a wrestle of ideas. Similar to the struggling decade of the 1840's, with its forces of opposition in play, he/she had to reach for an artistic place in life against the wishes of an opposing father.
An interesting note... While only a babe in the arms of a mother, this artist watched the great fire of Pittsburgh burn down a thousand homes from across the river.
Even as a child this artist was very curious and passionate. Growing up in an environment full of stimulus, travel, and learning enhanced his/her passion and ability. Youth brought German, French, drawing, and music classes that were taken abroad during a five year visit. At the young age of fifteen he/she was accepted into the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Although with parents protesting enrollment, this artist moved ahead with stubbornness, a trait that later carried this artist forward through difficult times....