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James Henry Beard

 (1811 - 1893)
James Henry Beard was active/lived in Ohio, New York.  James Beard is known for notable portrait, animals and genre paintings.

Biography   James Henry Beard


Born in Buffalo, New York, James Beard was a self-taught artist known for children's portraits, often posed with domestic pets.  His satirical anthropomorphic animal subjects and other humorous topics were much in contrast to prevalent sentimentality.

He was an honorary member of the National Academy of Design* from 1848 to 1860 and a full member until his death.

His birth date has been disputed with the years 1811, 1814 and 1815 given, but 1811 is the date in his family's Bible.

At age 11, he moved with his family to Painesville, Ohio, where he was raised and where his artist brother, William Holbrook, was born.  For some years, he was an itinerant* portrait painter, traveling to Cincinnati, P   ...  Displaying 750 of 10290 characters.

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