(1794 - 1867)
James Herring was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / France. James Herring is known for naive portrait and animal painting, engraving.
Biography James Herring
Portrait painter, James Herring was born in London on January 12, 1794.
In 1805, he emigrated with his family to the United States and spent his
youth in New Jersey and New York City.
He began work as a
school teacher and then a distiller and later became a successful
portrait and profile painter in New Jersey. In 1822, he opened a studio
in New York City. In 1830 he established a circulating library in New
Herring is primarily known as the publisher of The
National Portrait Gallery (1834-39) and as the founder in 1839 of the
Apollo Association, later known as the American Art-Union. The
purpose of the Apollo Association and its successor was to promote the
fine arts b
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