(1820 - 1886)
Washington F. Friend was active/lived in District Of Columbia, California / United Kingdom. Washington Friend is known for topographic landscape, panorama.
Biography Washington Friend
Known for watercolors of the American West, he did panoramic and topographic views, many of them in Colorado including the Garden of the Gods and Yosemite in California. He excelled at capturing the grandeur of the scenery, especially natural forms looming over figures diminished in landscape.
He was born in Washington D.C., and little is known about his early life and schooling except that his parents were English, and he taught both music and drawing in Boston. He suffered heavy financial losses in a Boston theatre fire and then turned again to painting.
In 1849, he began a three year tour of Canada and the United States with the goal of creating a giant panoramic painting of the scenic wonders of the land. This panorama was
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