(1833 - 1895)
John Adams Elder was active/lived in Virginia, New York / Germany. John Elder is known for portrait, battle genre, landscape and military painting.
Biography John Elder
JOHN ADAMS ELDER (1833-1895)
John Adams Elder, painter of landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes, was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a boy he learned the craft of cameo cutting. In 1850, at the age of seventeen he moved to New York City, where he studied briefly with Daniel P. Huntington (1816-1906). Within a year of his arrival in New York he traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany, and was a student of Emanuel Leutze (1816-1868) for five years.
Upon his return to America he worked as a painter in New York City and in October 1856 exhibited a painting at the Richmond Mechanic Institute. Elder returned to Fredericksburg in 1860 and in 1862 enlisted as a solder in the Confederate States army. After the war he worked in Richmo
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