Joseph Strong Jr
(1852 - 1899)
Joseph Dwight Strong, Jr. was active/lived in Hawaii, California, Connecticut. Joseph Strong Jr is known for Landscape, genre and portrait painting.
Biography Joseph Strong, Jr.
A landscape and portrait painter who was a prominent part of the Northern California art scene in the late 19th century, Joseph Strong also was noted for his paintings in Hawaii including a large oil on canvas, "Japanese Laborers on Spreckelsville Plantation", 39 X 79.
He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of a Congregational minister at the Fort Street Church in Honolulu. He lived in Hawaii for several years as a child and then moved to Oakland, California in 1859. He was one of the first students in the California School of Design, studying with Virgil Williams.
He painted a portrait of the mayor of Oakland that received so much acclaim that people raised enough money for him to study in Munich under Karl Von Pilot
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