John Murdoch. (1836 to 1923)
Traveled to St. Louis, Mo. 1854, and to San Francisco 1855 to 1857. He was an accomplished painter of people, landscapes, buildings, animals and native Americans. Murdoch exhibited paintings at the Mechanics' Institute (San Francisco) in 1857, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1862. He painted with Thomas W. Richards (first professor of Drawing and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania).
Murdoch' s work is in the Lightner Museum, Florida (building), Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore (building), and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, California (race horses). He is also known for painting in the Barbizone style (Toomey/Treadway Aucti
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