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Sheldon Peck

 (1797 - 1868)
Sheldon Peck was active/lived in Illinois, Vermont.  Sheldon Peck is known for naive portrait often group and landscape painting.

Biography   Sheldon Peck


Born in Cornwall, Vermont, Sheldon Peck became an itinerant portrait painter.  He was self-taught and did not sign his work, but his distinctive style of using a long brushstroke flanked by two shorter ones--resembling a rabbit's foot has become his signature.  His early works, family portraits in Vermont, were brushed onto wood panels, and he used somber colors, dark backgrounds, and detailed clothing.

In 1828, he moved to a farm in Jordan, Onandaga County, New York and then began to paint with brighter colors.  He continued to paint half and three-quarter length portraits on wood panels and added highly detailed settings and an occasional landscape in the background.

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