John William Casilear
(1811 - 1893)
John William Casilear was active/lived in New York, Vermont. John Casilear is known for landscape painting, banknote engraving.
Biography John William Casilear
Born in New York City, John Casilear was a leading Hudson River School*
painter, known for serene landscapes that reflect delicate detailing he
learned as an engraver and his interest in Luminism* or the reflection
of light on natural forms.
He began his study with master
engraver Peter Maverick and then studied landscape painting with Asher
Durand. To earn money, Casilear worked for many years as an
engraver for the American Bank Note Company and later with his own
But his great love was landscape painting, which he
exhibited beginning 1833 at the National Academy of Design*. From
1840 to 1843, he traveled in Europe with Durand, John Kensett and
Thomas Rossiter, but for most of his life, he worke
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