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Ralph Earl

 (1751 - 1801)
Ralph Earl was active/lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts.  Ralph Earl is known for portrait, narrative, landscape, history.

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A portrait painter, Ralph Earl was one of three-prominent southern New England portraitists who carried on the high standards set by John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). With Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) and John Trumbull (1756-1843) Earl was trained in England and, returning home, was one of the three "first well-trained American painters to walk American soil" (Flexner 65) after the Revolutionary War.

They revived a tradition that had just begun to flourish before the interruptions of the War. Several times, Earl went to New York City attempting to gain wider attention, but he made little impression and returned to Connecticut where he had first arrived in 1775. In the judgment of American art historians, he became one of the state's   ...  Displaying 750 of 8095 characters.

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