(1813 - 1890)
Samuel Haydon Sexton was active/lived in New York. Samuel Sexton is known for portrait, landscape and history painting.
Biography Samuel Sexton
Portrait painter, Samuel Hayden Sexton was born in Schenectady, New York in 1813 and he lived and worked there until his death in 1890. He was the first son of Ezekiel Sexton and his second wife, Henrietta Hayden, daughter of Samuel Hayden, a miller from Glenville, New York.
Sexton was a shoemaker by trade, who taught himself how to paint and made a reputation as a portrait painter in the region. Self-taught as an artist he taught himself from books and an annual visit to the exhibition of the American Academy at New York.
Around 1833 Sexton completed his first known painting, The Schenectady Massacre. This painting portrays the disastrous night in February 1690 when the French and the Indians raided the unguarded stockade and
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