(1816 - 1888)
David Hunter Strother was active/lived in West Virginia. David Strother is known for magazine illustration, drawing, genre and landscape painting.
Biography David Strother
David Hunter Strother (1816-1888)
Author, artist, soldier, and diplomat David Hunter Strother rose to national fame as a correspondent for Harper's Magazine, writing and illustrating humorous anecdotes about Southern life in the Shenandoah Valley under the pseudonym "Porte Crayon." Undergirded by solid academic training, Strother was widely regarded as the leading graphic artist of the Civil War era.
Born in Martinsburg, Virginia, Strother, a sickly youth, was encouraged in his early artistic interest by his concerned parents. His first formal instruction came from the Italian drawing master, Pietro Ancora, in Philadelphia in 1829; he later attended Jefferson College. In 1836, Strother came under the t
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