(1761 - 1817)
Edward Savage was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts. Edward Savage is known for portrait, landscape, and history painting, engraving.
Biography Edward Savage
Born in Princeton, Massachusetts, Edward Savage was a self-taught
portraitist whose subject included George Washington. It is
possible he copied John Singleton Copley's work to learn
portraiture. In the mid-1770s, he began his career in Boston and
then went to New York to paint George Washington's portrait,
commissioned by Harvard University.
In 1790, John Adams
commissioned him to do portraits of George and Martha Washington.
From 1791 to 1793, he studied abroad and learned the art of engraving
and may have studied with Benjamin West. In 1795, he settled in
Philadelphia and completed a work, The Washington Family, a
panorama over 9 feet long that was the high point of his career.
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