(1816 - 1890)
George Washington Sully was active/lived in Florida, Louisiana. George Sully is known for naive landscape, trompe still life.
Biography George Sully
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Sully was born in Norfolk, Virginia, in October, 1816. He was the fifth child and third son of Ann Hendree Sully and Chester Sully, a cotton merchant who was the brother of the noted portraitist Thomas Sully. In the 1820s Sully and his family moved to Florida, which had just been acquired by the United States from Spain.
Sully's first known watercolors -- views of Bermuda and other islands -- were possibly done as the family moved from Virginia to Florida in 1829. From 1829 to 1833 the Sully family lived in the Florida panhandle, probably at Magnolia, a village on the St. Mark's River just south of Tallahassee, which was permanently abandoned during the Seminole War. Sully may have served in that war in 1833.
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