(1824 - 1901)
George Lafayette Clough was active/lived in New York. George Clough is known for landscape, marine, and portrait painting.
Biography George Clough
George Lafayette Clough was born September 18, 1824, in Auburn, New York, and was
that city's leading landscapist and, known as a Hudson River School painter, became Auburn's most noted resident painter of the
mid-century. His mother was widowed shortly after his birth, and
he was raised without paternal influence. He had little formal
education and was employed by the age of ten. By age fifteen he
had taken up painting, and his first and informal art influence came
from the portraitist, Randall Palmer.
In 1844 Clough opened
his own studio in Auburn. About that time Charles Loring Elliott
came to Auburn to paint a portrait of William Henry Seward, a local
statesman, and chose Clough's studio for that
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