(1817 - 1881)
Richard Morrell Staigg was active/lived in Rhode Island. Richard Staigg is known for portrait, genre, miniature, landscape.
Biography Richard Staigg
The following is from Peter Kostoulakos, ISA ˜ Fine Art Consultant
Richard Morrell Staigg
Richard Morrell Staigg — active in the United States from the 1840s — was born on September 7, 1817 in Leeds, England and died on October 11, 1881 in Newport, RI. The Staigg family came to the United States in 1831 and settled in Newport, RI. Here, in Newport, Staigg received his first art training from Jane Stuart (c.1812-1888), daughter of Gilbert Stuart, and later he went on to study with Washington Allston (1779-1843).
Staigg specialized in portraits and miniatures; later in life he painted genre and landscapes. He first exhibited his work in Boston, MA in 1841 and spent most of
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