(1825 - 1877)
John Beaufain Irving was active/lived in New York, South Carolina. John Irving is known for genre, portrait and history painting.
Biography John Irving
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, John Irving began as an amateur
portraitist in Charleston, and then after studying in Germany with
Emanuel Leutze at the Dusseldorf Academy, returned to Charleston where
he did more sophisticated portraiture.
However the Civil War
interfered with his career, and when it was over, he moved to New York
City where he had a studio in the Tenth Street Studios and painted
several aristocrat portraits including John Jacob Astor. However, his
main interest was historical genre, a pursuit influenced by the French
painter, Jean-Louis Meissonier.
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art
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