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 Washington Allston  (1779 - 1843)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/South Carolina      Known for: allegorical, portrait, history and religious painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Washington Allston
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Birth
1779 (Georgetown, South Carolina)
 
Death
1843 (Cambridgeport, Massachusetts)

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Massachusetts/South Carolina




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allegorical, portrait, history and religious painting

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Hudson River School Painters
Painters of Nudes
Paris Pre 1900
Achieving an international reputation as a romantic painter, poet and art philosopher, Washington Allston did historical, portrait and historical painting in a dark, wild, mystical, lofty style.   His many years spent abroad became a major influence for American artists to study in Europe.  He also affected the changing image of United States artists from being slightly disreputable artisans to romantic, poetic idealists.

He was born in Georgetown, South Carolina, a (showing 500 of 14981 characters).



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