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John James Porter

 (1825 - 1888)
John James Porter was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Virginia / Europe.  John Porter is known for itinerant portrait, landscape and genre painting.

Biography   John James Porter

"John James Porter (American: 1825-1888) was an artist first, and then when The War Between the States broke out in April 1861, he became a Confederate commando, second. He rode with the famous / infamous Col. John Mosby. Porter was one of Mosby's Rangers. Mosby was the equivalent of a Confederate rock star, who terrorized Yanks bivouacked all over Northern Virginia.

Before the hostilities, Porter attended the University of Pennsylvania, but quit early and ran off to Europe where he studied classical painting. Upon his return he opened an artist studio in New York City in 1850. That was not successful so he moved to Virginia and became well-known as an itinerant portrait painter. A couple of his portraits hang in the Culpeper Courth   ...  Displaying 750 of 1842 characters.

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