Samuel Addison Shute
(1803 - 1836)
Samuel Addison Shute was active/lived in New Hampshire, Massachusetts. Samuel Shute is known for naive portrait painting.
Biography Samuel Addison Shute
Born in Byfield, Massachusetts, he was married in 1827 to artist Ruth Whittier Shute. They settled in Weare, New Hampshire but traveled widely to paint portraits. They would advertise in local papers that they were available for portrait painting and stay as long as the commissions lasted. In 1833, in Peterborough, New Hampshire, they finished 18 portraits in 31 days. About 25 portraits are extant from the early painting period of 1827 to 1831, 15 by him and 10 by Ruth. The earliest signed portrait by both of them was for the Atkinson family in Lowell, Massachusetts, and it is dated 1831. They combined media in their portraits, using watercolor, pencil, gouache, pastel and gilt-foil. After an illness of several years, he died in Champlain,
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