(1830 - 1895)
Granville Perkins was active/lived in New York, Maryland. Granville Perkins is known for harbor, marine, landscape, illustrator.
Biography Granville Perkins
A landscape and scenery painter and book illustrator, Granville Perkins was born October 16, 1830 in Baltimore, Maryland. At age fifteen, he became a scene painter for elaborate theatre productions, working with the Ravel family on plays such as "Mazulua, "The Green Monster" and "Jacko or the Brazilian Ape".
His first formal studies were in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art under American landscape painter and etcher, James Hamilton (1819-1898). He also took drawing lessons from William E. Smith. It was during these studies that he first started exhibiting at the Academy. In 1856, Perkins exhibited his first painting, #306 "Cape Croix, Cuba" that reflected his five year-long travels with the Ravels from 1851 to 1856. Th
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