(1808 - 1884)
James Edward Freeman was active/lived in New York, New Brunswick / Italy. James Freeman is known for portrait, genre and street urchin figure painting.
Biography James Freeman
An American expatriate to Italy, James Freeman was born in New Brunswick, Canada, spent his childhood in Otsego County, New York, and lived most of his art career years in Rome. He became known for the skill of his portrait and sentimental genre paintings, especially street urchins in Italy.
In 1828, he enrolled in the Antiques Class at the National Academy of Design in New York City; his enrollment listed him as "Painter", indicating he already had some reputation as an artist. He first exhibited at the Academy in 1829 and was elected to Academy membership in 1833.
By the mid 1830s, he was living in the Albany area, and in 1839, left for Italy where he served as consul at Ancona from 1840 to 1840. However, he live