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Gilbert Stuart

American painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Stuart is recognized as one of the most important portrait painters of Colonial America and the early Republic. Stuart worked in Philadelphia from 1770-1771, working for Scottish artist Cosmo Alexander, traveling to Scotland in 1772, and returning to Rhode Island in 1773, where he paitined portraits for the next two years. During the American Revolution, Stuart lived in London where he worked in the studio of Benjamin West from 1777-1782. Combining lessons he learned from West and the work of Reynolds and Gainsborough, he gained recognition with his full length work, "The Skater" from 1782. Beginning in 1794, Stuart began to work on his famous portraits of Geroge Washington: "The Vaughn Portrait" (1794-95), reproduced on the dollar bill, "The Athenaeum Portrait" (1796), and the full-length "Landsdowne Portrait" also of 1796.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500010392.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Gilbert Stuart:

Timothy Cole after Gilbert Stuart George Washington, 1920 Wood engraving on tissue paper with four corners to board
Timothy Cole after Gilbert Stuart Thomas Jefferson, 1926 Wood engraving on tissue paper
Timothy Cole after Gilbert Stuart George Washington, 1920 Wood engraving on Asian wove paper
Henry Wolf after Gilbert Stuart George Washington, 1902 Wood engraving on tissue paper with four corners glued down on heavyweight wove paper
Henry Wolf after Gilbert Stuart George Washington, 1902 Wood engraving on tissue paper with corners glued down on wove paper
Henry Wolf after Gilbert Stuart Judge Stephen Jones, 1904 Wood engraving on tissue paper with corners glued down on wove paper
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