(1786 - 1864)
James K. Frothingham was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. James Frothingham is known for portrait painting, some miniature.
Biography James Frothingham
The son of a maker of carriage bodies, James Frothingham was born in
Charlestown, Massachusetts, near Boston in 1786. He began his
life as a chaise painter in his father's chaise factory, where he
taught himself to paint the finished coaches. He experimented in
sketching and taught himself the principles of portraiture. By
1806, he had become a professional painter, after receiving minimal
instruction from an obscure student of Gilbert Stuart named Fabius
Whiting, a younger artist based in Lancaster.
began his training by painting portraits of family members; by about
age 20 he had abandoned the carriage-making trade for full-time
portrait work. During this early stage of his career he visited
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