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John Hughes

 (1806 - 1880)
John Hughes was active/lived in United Kingdom.  John Hughes is known for marine.

Biography   John Hughes


A self-taught artist of the Liverpool School, John Hughes was born in that seafaring town in 1806. He was a very competent marine painter, the majority of whose works were done for export to America. It is interesting to note that of all the known works by John Hughes only a very few survive in his native England.

It is evident that Hughes acquired a sizeable reputation with American sea captains. He developed particularly good contacts with the visiting American ships and created his own quayside business for commissions. His paintings also generated many favorable reviews in the local Liverpool press, adding to his growing reputation.

Hughes early paintings show the influence of Robert Salmon and Samuel Walters. It was obvio   ...  Displaying 750 of 1014 characters.

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The packet ship Cromwell of the White Star Line off the coast of Anglesey
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