Asher Brown Durand
(1796 - 1886)
Asher Brown Durand was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. Asher Durand is known for engraving, landscape, portrait, and genre-history painting.
Portrait of The Artist, 1855
Collection of The New York Historical Society
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Known as the "father of American landscape painting", Asher Durand was
the major exponent of the Hudson River School style of painting.
However, he did not take up painting with any seriousness until he was
age forty. His early career was engraving, and in 1823, he earned
much distinction for his engraving of John Trumbull's 1787 painting, The Declaration of Independence.
was born in Jefferson Village, now Maplewood, New Jersey to a family of
eleven children supported by the father, John Durand, who was a
watchmaker and silversmith. Working with his father monogramming
watches and crafting silver, young Asher Durand developed engraving
skills, which determined the early years of his career.&n
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