(1809 - 1884)
Moses Billings was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Moses Billings is known for portrait painting-notables.
Biography Moses Billings
Moses Billings (1809 - 1884)
The only permanent portrait painter in Erie in the first half of the 19th century, Moses Billings exerted a tremendous influence on artistic development in the community. With brush and canvas, he captured life in the young city straddling the eras between its frontier founding and its rise to prosperity as a commercial port and industrial center.
Born January 15, 1809 in Amherst, New Hampshire, Billings was a self-taught artist, as few formal schools of instruction were in existence at that time. His lack of training in anatomy was obvious to the trained eye but his facial features, particularly the eyes, gave his likenesses excellent quality, while his colors and pe
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