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 John Frederick Peto  (1854 - 1907)

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/Pennsylvania      Known for: trompe still life, marine and portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for John Peto
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Birth
1854 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 
Death
1907 (Island Heights, New Jersey)

Lived/Active
New Jersey/Pennsylvania


Self portrait - Self Portrait with Rack Picture, 1904


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trompe still life, marine and portrait painting

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Trompe l'Oeil Painting
John Peto was born on March 17, 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a dealer in picture frames and later of fire department supplies.  Little is known of his early artistic training except that he enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1877 and during the next half dozen years he contributed works to its annual exhibitions.  While as the Academy he was influenced by classmate William Harnett, "trompe l'oeil" painter. In contrast to Harnett, he painted co (showing 500 of 18781 characters).



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