Charles Franklin Pierce
(1844 - 1920)
Charles Franklin Pierce was active/lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire. Charles Pierce is known for pastoral landscape, town views.
Photo submitted by Scott Plimpton
Biography Charles Franklin Pierce
The following biography is contributed by Scott Plimpton, great, great nephew of the artist:
Charles Franklin Pierce was born on April 26th, 1844 in Sharon, New Hampshire to John A. and Phila W. Pierce. He was the third of six children who were raised in the nearby rural community of Peterborough. His early years were spent working on the family farm where the pastoral environment and a multitude of livestock made a deep impression on the future artist. Many of the works of art he would create later on in his life would stem from his familiarity with the farming way of life in the mid 1800s. Cows were one of his favorite subjects.
In the early 1860s his creative energies started to emerge and the drudgery of farm work was cert
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