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 James Sr Peale  (1749 - 1831)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/Maryland      Known for: still life, portrait, miniature

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BIOGRAPHY for James Sr Peale
1749 (Chestertown, Maryland)
1831 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


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Trompe l'Oeil Painting
Born in Chestertown, Maryland, James Peale, was a trompe l'oeil still-life specialist, known for detail and realistic effect of his paintings. He was also renowned for portraits and miniatures. According to Alfred Rubinstein in his book, "The Reality of Appearance", Peale can be "regarded as the founding father of the Philadelphia still life tradition." He had four daughters and a son, and all of them carried on the painting of still lifes.

He was raised in Annapolis and was the younger (showing 500 of 2795 characters).

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