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Reeder, Abner (1766-1841)
Born in Ewing, New Jersey, the son of John and Hannah Mershon Reeder, Abner established his shop at 38 North Front Street, Philadelphia, in 1793. Immediately he went into partnership with John McFee. The firm of McFee and Reeder continued until 1796, when it was dissolved. In that year Reeder married Hannah Wilkinson, and continued his own business at the same address until 1800. He then located in Trenton, New Jersey, on State Street, where he was appointed Postmaster. Reeder later became President ...
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Remington, Frederic (1861-1909) View 49 Items
In 1892, William Coffin, art critic, wrote for Scribner's Magazine: It is a fact that admits of no question that Eastern people have formed their conceptions of what the Far-Western life is like, more from what they have seen in Mr. Remington's pictures than from any other source. Over a hundred years later, no matter which side of the continent on which they reside, Americans still base their image of the American West of the past on the panorama and life and death struggle of...
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Revere, Paul (1735-1818)
Much has been written about the famous citizen, patriot, and silversmith Paul Revere, but certain interesting facts are worth mentioning here for a complete understanding and appreciation of Revere's craftsmanship, not only in silver and gold, but in other metals and engraving as well. Born the son of the Huguenot silversmith, Apollos Rivoire (Paul Revere, Sr.) who had learned the trade from John Coney, Paul, Jr., was trained in his father's shop and in 1757 opened his own business on Cornhill Street, Boston....
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Richards, William Trost (1833-1905) View 1 Item
A native of Philadelphia, William Trost Richards studied art in the 1850s with German painter Paul Weber, but the painter who most influenced his early work was Thomas Cole. In 1854, Richards opened his first studio and also became a member of Hudson River School circles, becoming friendly with Frederic Church and Jasper Cropsey as well as other members. Within the next two years, he traveled to Europe, studying the art there and eventually becoming interested in the work of the Pre-Raphaelites. By...
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Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926) View 143 Items
Charlie Russell once wrote to a friend who sought inspiration as a writer, "[C]inch your saddle on romance. [H]es a high headed hoss with plenty of blemishes but keep him moovin an thers fiew that can call the leg he limps on and most folks like prancers." They were words Charlie himself lived by, and while, unlike many of the "cowboy artists", his experience of the West was authentic, involving years of hard work as a genuine cow-puncher, he understood that the audience for his...
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