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Cowell, William (1682-1736)
Born in Boston, the seventh child of John and Hannah Cowell, William is believed to have begun his apprenticeship under Jeremiah Dummer in 1696. Ten years later he was married to Elizabeth Kilby and carried on his trade, advertising as a "Goldsmith" in the Boston News-Letter from time to time. His son, William, Jr., served apprenticeship under him and continued his silversmithing business after the elder Cowell retired in 1728 to become an innholder. Cowell's estate was appraised by another well-known Colonial silversmith--Jacob...
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Crane, Robert Bruce (1857-1937) View 1 Item
Born in New York City in 1857, Robert Bruce Crane embraced two artistic movements of the late nineteenth century - the Barbizon school and tonalism. By the 1870s, the Barbizon movement had found its way to America where it quickly supplanted the more representational works of the Hudson River School painters. The leading American exponent of the Barbizon School, George Inness, began his artistic career as part of the later Hudson River School, but moved by his preference for what he termed "civilized...
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Cropsey, Jasper Francis (1823-1900) View 1 Item
A native of New York, Jasper Cropsey began his artistic career as an architect, but when his employer arranged for him to take watercolor lessons in order to paint architectural renderings, Cropsey discovered his vocation for painting. He soon moved to oils and found a mentor in genre painter William Sidney Mount who encouraged him to follow his artistic inclinations. Nonetheless, Cropsey opened an architectural office in New York in 1843, but also exhibited his first painting at the National Academy of Design...
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