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 George Hitchcock  (1850 - 1913)

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Lived/Active: Rhode Island / France/Holland      Known for: light-filled landscape, figure, floral and genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for George Hitchcock
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Birth
1850 (Providence, Rhode Island)
 
Death
1913 (Island of Maarken, Holland)

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Rhode Island / France/Holland

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, George Hitchcock practiced law in the second half of the 1870s but meeting with little success as a lawyer, took up painting and at age 29, left America and became one of the more well-known expatriate painters at the turn of the century. 

His specialty became images of the sea with depictions of fishing activity and peasants.  His early work was quite muted, but he later became known as the "painter of sunlight" because of (showing 500 of 2446 characters).



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