Charles Loring Elliott
(1812 - 1868)
Charles Loring Elliott was active/lived in New York. Charles Elliott is known for portrait and landscape painting, marble sculpture, illustration.
Biography Charles Loring Elliott
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Born in Scipio, New York, Charles Loring Elliott became one of the leading mid-19th century portrait painters, known for strong, un-embellished work that focused only on the personality and character of the sitter. It was said that his style was perfect for his time when society admired the self-made man.
As a youth, he was discouraged by his architect father from studying art, so he worked in a store until his father relented and sent him to New York to study with portraitists John Quidor and John Trumbull.
Lacking early success, he did some illustration and then spent ten years sharpening his skills as an itinerant portrait painter throughout the Northeast. In 1839, he opened a studio in New York City and achieved immediat
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