(1757 - 1811)
Samuel McIntire was active/lived in Massachusetts. Samuel McIntire is known for neo-classical architecture, ship figurehead carver, ornamentation.
Biography Samuel McIntire
Samuel McIntire (1757-1811) was one of America's most versatile artists during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, when the young nation explored new intersections among ideas, concepts, and cultures to create the foundation of its artistic traditions. Recognized as the architect who transformed his birthplace, Salem, Massachusetts, into the epitome of an elegant American town, after 1795 he also gained prominence as a wood carver. The original design vocabulary that he developed from confident and ambitious experimentation produced one of the first significant carving traditions in the new nation.
McIntire played a major role in expressing the new British neoclassical style, which drew its primary inspiration from th
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