The following information was submitted in June of 2006 by Art Historian Michael Perez:
FRANKLIN BENJAMIN DEHAVEN, N.A. (1856-1934)
Based on his birth certificate, Franklin B. DeHaven was actually born Benjamin Franklin DeHaven in Bluffton, Indiana on December 26,1856. DeHaven later arrived in New York City in 1886. He became a student of George Henry Smillie who, having made a reputation as a poetic landscape painter of Rocky Mountain and Florida subjects, was concentrating upon rural New England and Atlantic shoreline scenes, especially around East Hampton, Long Island, which had by the mid-1880s achieved the status of "The American Barbizon." It is not surprising to find latter-day Hudson Rive
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