Junius Brutus Stearns
(1810 - 1885)
Junius Brutus Stearns was active/lived in Virginia, Vermont. Junius Stearns is known for portrait, genre, history and still life paintings.
Biography Junius Brutus Stearns
Junius Brutus Stearns was born on July 2, 1810 in Arlington, Vermont as Raphael Stearns, a name he changed after a fight with his father. He became a noted 19th-century painter of portraits, genre, and historical subjects. He was a student at the National Academy of Design around 1838. He began exhibiting there and throughout his career was closely associated with this institution, and by 1849 he was an associate member and one year later a full member. At this time he traveled to Paris and London to study. After his return he established himself in New York City and Brooklyn, and between 1851 and 1865 he served as recording secretary of the National Academy of Design.
In his history paintings, he did five sce
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