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 Francis Augustus Silva  (1835 - 1886)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: coastal views, marine and landscape painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Francis Augustus Silva
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1835 (New York City)
 
Death
1886

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New York

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coastal views, marine and landscape painting

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Hudson River School Painters
Born in New York, Francis Silva was a second generation Hudson River School* painter, who did much painting along the Hudson River and along the coastline from Chesapeake Bay to Cape Ann, Massachusetts.  His earliest known painting is titled Cape Ann.

He became one of the leading marine painters of the luminist* style of the mid to late 19th century, especially known for his brilliant sunsets with atmospheric* effects.  Of him, it was written: "For Silva, the su (showing 500 of 5901 characters).



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