(1858 - 1913)
Samuel Hester Crone was active/lived in Tennessee / Germany. Samuel Crone is known for landscape, figure and historical genre painting, drawing.
Biography Samuel Crone
A turn-of-the-century expatriate artist born in Columbia, Tennessee, and raised in Memphis, Samuel Crone did hundreds of drawings and paintings of wide-ranging subjects including allegory, historical genre, intimate portraits, and landscapes.
Although he was highly talented and prolific, he has had little attention paid to his career during his lifetime or afterward, likely because he was an expatriate for his entire adult life. Relative to style and subjects, he was not a trailblazer, but he was a diligent student with academic skills. His career of moving away from narrative subjects to the more picturesque and spontaneous also mirrored what was happening in general among artists of his era.
Critics tend to think that his d
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