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 Sanford Robinson Gifford  (1823 - 1880)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/New York      Known for: landscape, marine, and portrait painting-luminism

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BIOGRAPHY for Sanford Robinson Gifford
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Birth
1823 (Greenfield, New York)
 
Death
1880 (New York City)

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Massachusetts/New York

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landscape, marine, and portrait painting-luminism

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Hudson River School Painters
Paris Pre 1900
Known for realistic, refined depictions of 19th-century American landscapes, Sanford Gifford used light as a technique to convey emotions in a way that made him one of the country's leading luminists.  His mature style was a balancing of exacting detail of forms with a sense of atmosphere that often sacrificed topographic details. He finished his canvases by using multiple layers of translucent varnish.

Early in his career, he was a portraitist, but in the summer of 1846, a tr (showing 500 of 23029 characters).



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