Elijah Baxter Jr
(1849 - 1939)
Elijah Baxter, Jr. was active/lived in Rhode Island, Massachusetts. Elijah Baxter Jr is known for landscape, still life, figure, and marine painting.
Biography Elijah Baxter, Jr.
Born to a family in Hyannis, Massachusetts where the father was in a
struggling shipping business, Elijah Baxter is described as an artist
who "remains among the most important Rhode Island painters of his
He only had grade school education, and then moved to Providence, Rhode
Island where his father continued his line of work. Baxter took a
job with Sackett and Davis as a jeweler, but the owner, Thomas Davis,
diverted him from that line of work when he realized the young man's
art talent. Davis then paid for Baxter to study with John
Knowlton Arnold (1834-1909).
Baxter was good at self promotion, and quickly became a part of the
Providence art community, and even organiz
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