(1779 - 1843)
Washington Allston was active/lived in Massachusetts, South Carolina. Washington Allston is known for allegorical, portrait, history and religious painting.
Biography Washington Allston
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Achieving an international reputation as a romantic painter, poet and
art philosopher, Washington Allston did historical, portrait and
historical painting in a dark, wild, mystical, lofty style.
His many years spent abroad became a major influence for American
artists to study in Europe. He also affected the changing image
of United States artists from being slightly disreputable artisans to
romantic, poetic idealists.
He was born in Georgetown, South
Carolina, and graduated from Harvard College in Boston in 1800.
From 1800 to 1818, excepting three years that he spent in Boston, he
was in Europe where he adopted a romantic classicism that influenced a
number of painters who followed him.
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