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Ezra Ames

 (1768 - 1836)
Ezra Ames was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts.  Ezra Ames is known for portrait, miniature and landscape painting.

Biography   Ezra Ames


Born in Framingham, Massachusetts and living primarily in Albany, New York, Ezra Ames settled in Albany New York in 1793 and became the leading painter there in the early 19th century.  Although he did many subjects, the majority of his works were portraits, especially local political figures, and he completed at least 450 portraits, mostly of New York legislators.

Portraitist Gilbert Stuart's work was his inspiration for depictions of people with rosy toned flesh and direct gazes, but Ames' style was much simplified from Stuart's and, in the view of some art historians, lacked the vitality that Stuart conveyed in his subjects.

Ames first established himself as a painter of carriages in Albany, and then became   ...  Displaying 750 of 1085 characters.

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