(1821 - 1880)
John Pope was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts, Maine. John Pope is known for portrait and landscape painting.
Biography John Pope
John Pope was a talented nineteenth-century painter known for his
landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes. Born to a family of farmers in
Gardiner, Maine, Pope devoted himself to painting as a teenager and
moved to Boston in 1836 to study art.
His early career was marked by a
strong sense of exploration, as he joined the California Gold Rush in
1849 and spent the mid-1850s abroad, absorbing the art of Paris and
Pope returned to the East Coast in 1857, establishing a studio in
New York City during the heyday of the Hudson River School.
He was a
member of the National Academy of Design and exhibited at the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Art Association,
and the Boston Art Asso
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