(1816 - 1893)
Trevor McClurg was active/lived in Pennsylvania, New York / Europe. Trevor McClurg is known for portrait, Indian-historical genre, figure painting.
Biography Trevor McClurg
A portrait, genre and history painter and photographer, Trevor McClurg was from Pennsylvania and also spent time in Europe. He traveled to Germany with Emanuel Leutze and studied at the Dusseldorf Academy* with Carl Sohn, 1841-43, and then with Thomas Couture in Paris.
He returned to the United States about 1846 and was active in Pittsburgh through1859, when he moved to New York City. By at least 1863 he was back in Pittsburgh, and by 1879 had moved to Chambersburg at which point he had mostly given up painting and was doing commercial photography.
His specialty was historical and allegorical* subject matter, including a number of specifically American scenes involving Indians and pioneers. He operated a design school w
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