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Ammi Phillips

 (1788 - 1865)
Ammi Phillips was active/lived in New York, Connecticut.  Ammi Phillips is known for naive portrait and figure painting.

Biography   Ammi Phillips


Ammi Phillips was born in Colebrook, Connecticut and began painting portraits of western Massachusetts subjects in about 1811.  In 1813 he married Laura Brockway of Schodack, New York, and briefly lived in Troy before settling in Rhinebeck, in Dutchess County. While there, Phillips painted likenesses on both sides of the New York/New England border.  These "Border Period'' portraits, executed in pastel shades from 1812 through 1819, feature sitters with gangly arms, glancing sideways. In the 1820s, Phillips experimented with dark and light color contrasts in his portraits of Dutchess, Orange, and Columbia County residents.

After his first wife's death, Phillips remarried, lived for a time in Amenia, New York,   ...  Displaying 750 of 1816 characters.

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Double Portrait of the Ten Broeck Twins, Jacob Wessel Ten Broeck (1823-1896) and William Henry Ten Broeck (1823-1888), Aged 10 Years, Seated with a Bowl of Fruit
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