(1835 - 1923)
George Henry Story was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. George Story is known for portrait, genre-interior, and landscape painting.
Biography George Story
George Henry Story was a painter of portraits, landscape and genre and
curator and acting director of two major American museums, and an early
portraitist of President Abraham Lincoln.
While in Washington
for a period of time, Story had met the President, drawing him in
pencil. At a later date, Story again sketched Lincoln for three
days in the Oval office, preparing to paint a commissioned portrait of
the President. He actually painted several portraits of
Lincoln. Story wrote about this experience: "After each sitting,
I returned to my room and worked upon my picture with my sitter vividly
in mind, almost as though he were in my actual presence."
was involved even further with Lincoln.
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