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 Jefferson David Chalfant  (1856 - 1931)

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Lived/Active: Delaware      Known for: genre, interiors, still life, portrait

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BIOGRAPHY for Jefferson Chalfant
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Birth
1856 (Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania)
 
Death
1931

Lived/Active
Delaware

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Paris Pre 1900
Trompe l'Oeil Painting
Born in Sadsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Jefferson Chalfant earned a distinguished reputation for portraits and for technical skill with "trompe l'oeil" [fool the eye] still lifes. His paintings were usually illuminated with glowing light, achieved by the subtle gradation of colors. He devoted the last thirty years of his life to portraits, and most of them are in private homes in Wilmington.

A part of the tradition from William Harnett, Chalfant's still-life paintings oft (showing 500 of 1545 characters).



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