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James Herring

 (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 York City.

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   ...  Displaying 750 of 1143 characters.

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