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Robert Fulton

 (1765 - 1815)
Robert Fulton was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania / England, France.  Robert Fulton is known for portrait, miniature and landscape painting.

Biography   Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton, better known as the inventor of the steamboat, was also a painter of portraits including miniatures.  In art historian James Flexner's book, The Light of Distant Skies, the author described Fulton as having "no skill" as a painter. (145) However, he was noteworthy in that in the latter part of the 18th century, Robert Fulton became one of the early American artists to study abroad when he went to England as a student of Benjamin West.  Others in this category were Rembrandt Peale, Samuel Waldo and Gilbert Stuart.

Robert Fulton was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in Little Britain (now Fulton), where his father had settled upon his arrival from Kilkenny, Ireland. As a thirteen-year-ol   ...  Displaying 750 of 4795 characters.

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