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 Charles Willson Peale  (1741 - 1827)

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Lived/Active: Maryland/Pennsylvania      Known for: portrait, figure, historical genre

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BIOGRAPHY for Charles Willson Peale
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Birth
1741 (Chester, Maryland)
 
Death
1827 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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Maryland/Pennsylvania


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portrait, figure, historical genre

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Flag Painters
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
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Born in Chester, Maryland in 1741, Charles Willson Peale became one of the major figures in American art and in other areas such as military figure, naturalist, curator, and inventor. He developed an art and natural history museum that became world famous, especially for the gallery of artwork that had his more than 250 portraits of distinguished Americans. In his home, Peale charged admission to persons to see his depictions of American heroes. By 1788, he opened a natural history museum in Ind (showing 500 of 5861 characters).



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