Eugene Alonzo Poole
(1841 - 1912)
Eugene Alonzo Poole was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland. Eugene Poole is known for luminous landscape, portrait and still life painting.
Biography Eugene Alonzo Poole
Another of the second generation of Scalp Level artists, Eugene Poole came to Pittsburgh via Baltimore in 1887. Before that, he had studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Settling in his home state of Maryland upon his return, Poole found success as a portrait painter, most notably rendering a rare from-life image of General Robert E. Lee in the aftermath of the South's defeat in the Civil War.
It was only after his arrival in Pittsburgh, though, that he turned his attention to landscape, becoming particularly well known for his luminescent autumn scenes. In that regard, he is similar to the Hudson River School painter Jasper Cropsey, although his more painterl
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