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Samuel Bell Waugh

 (1814 - 1885)
Samuel Bell Waugh was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin.  Samuel Waugh is known for portrait, landscape and marine painting-theatre panoramas.

Biography   Samuel Bell Waugh


Born in New Wilmington, then Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Samuel Waugh became one of the most well-known portrait painters of Philadelphia and was also famous for his Italian panoramas. Among his portrait subjects were Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.

His father, James Waugh, was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and later settled in New Wilmington where he laid out the town with his sons and opened the first general store. (New Wilmington is now part of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania).

Samuel Waugh first left New Wilmington for Pittsburgh where he worked in a paint store, then received some early art instruction from J.R. Smith in Philadelphia, and then went to Italy, France, and England to study the Old   ...  Displaying 750 of 1670 characters.

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