(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.
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.
he moved to Babcock's G
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