William Sidney Mount
(1807 - 1868)
William Sidney Mount was active/lived in New York. William Mount is known for genre, history, portrait and landscape painting.
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Born on a farm in Setauket, Long Island, William Mount became what art
historian Matthew Baigell described as the "foremost American genre
painter." When other artists were trying to copy European
academic subjects of history, religion, and literature, he stayed in
America and focused on the daily lives of East Coast people.
of his paintings expressed moralistic and political views, and he was
also the first major American artists to portray black people with
dignity although he opposed abolition of slavery. Because of his
humble subject matter and skillful realistic execution, he was well
received by an American public of the era of Jacksonian
democracy. His serene agrarian paintings were also a wel
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