(1792 - 1874)
William Jewett was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. William Jewett is known for portrait and still-life painting.
Biography William Jewett
Born in East Haddam, Connecticut on January 14, 1792, William Jewett worked on his family farm until age 16 and then apprenticed as a paint mixer for a coachmaker in New London. In 1812, when he was age 20, he became a student of Samuel Waldo, and his acceptance of Waldo's invitation to come to New York caused Jewett to have to pay severance money to the coachmaker.
Jewett and Waldo painted together in the Hudson River Valley, and in 1818, relieved of his financial debt, Jewett went into a 34 year portrait painting partnership with Waldo. Known as Waldo & Jewett, the firm became highly successful with Waldo painting the heads and hands and Jewett doing the rest. Their portraits usually had co-signatures and have been described a
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