(1820 - 1906)
Ferdinand Thomas Lee Boyle was active/lived in New York, Missouri. Ferdinand Boyle is known for portrait and historical narrative painting, teaching.
Biography Ferdinand Boyle
The son of a British composer, Ferdinand Boyle became a noted portrait painter in New York City and then St. Louis, Missouri. He also did religious and historical paintings.
Boyle came to America from England when he was eight years old. He showed early art talent, and his parents arranged for him at age 15 to study with Henry Inman, portrait painter. The same year, he enrolled in the antique class of the National Academy of Design School. In 1837, when he was 17, he first exhibited work at the Academy and for the next 20 years was a regular participant.
In 1856, he moved to St. Louis and became one of the founders of the Western Academy of Art, an organization dedicated to education, exhibition and col
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