(1756 - 1843)
John (Colonel John) Trumbull was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / England. John Trumbull is known for history, portrait, figure and landscape painting.
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Born in Lebanon, Connecticut, John Trumbull is one of America's
best-known Colonial portrait and history painters. He is
especially noted as the person who documented in his paintings the
founding fathers of America and the history of the American
Revolution. One of his most famous paintings is titled Declaration of Independence, and
having fought in the Revolution, Trumbull was extremely proud and asked
to be called Colonel Trumbull in recognition of that service.
He, along with Asher Durand and William Dunlap, is also credited as one
of the artists who 'discovered' and promoted the landscape painting of
Thomas Cole, whose work spoke to Trumbull's convictions that American
artists should explore new s
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