(1775 - 1852)
John Vanderlyn was active/lived in New York. John Vanderlyn is known for portrait, history, and mythology figure painting.
Biography John Vanderlyn
Born and raised in Kingston, New York, John Vanderlyn had the desire to be a great history painter but did portraits and landscapes including panoramas to earn a living. He became the first American painter to study in Paris, where he had training in Neo-Classicism as espoused by Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Auguste Ingres. It was a style of "strong line, especially in the molding of figures, somber coloration, and an adherence to antique and mythological subjects or poses." (Zellman 81)
Vanderlyn had artistic heritage from his grandfather, Pieter Vanderlyn, an early portrait painter in Manhattan.
Before he went abroad, he studied drawing and history painting in New York City at the Columbian Academy with Archibal
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