Jacob Caleb Ward
(1809 - 1891)
Jacob Caleb Ward was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Chile. Jacob Ward is known for bucolic landscape and still life painting, illustration.
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A landscape painter and pioneer of daguerreotype, Jacob Ward was born in 1809 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He was the son of Caleb Ward, an artist, and the brother of Charles V. Ward, with whom he traveled to South America.
In 1820, he exhibited for the first time at the National Academy of Design, where he continued to show his work sporadically. In the 1830s he drew illustrations for the medical texts of David Hosack, and also went into Virginia where he painted the Natural Bridge. In about 1836, he traveled West with a friend who had inherited property in Iowa.
On that trip he saw the headwaters of the Mississippi and made portrait sketches of Indians and also painted Saint Anthony Falls and Fort Snelling. The New York Mir
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