(1820 - 1863)
George Henry Durrie was active/lived in Connecticut. George Durrie is known for snowscene painter-animal, portrait, genre.
Biography George Durrie
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, George Durrie was known as the "snowman"
because of the many winter scenes he painted. He lived most of
his life in New Haven and earned a reputation for rural landscape
scenes, especially snow scenes, which he introduced as subject matter
in American painting. His paintings "provide an excellent record
of rural life in the mid-nineteenth century . . . and his carefully
recorded details of nature and foliage added authenticity to his
depictions." (Reed 15).
He began the study of art in New Haven
in 1839 with portraitist Nathaniel Jocelyn, and traveled about the
Connecticut and New Jersey countryside filling commissions. He
also painted still lifes, genre, and scenes from Sha
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