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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.

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Asher Brown Durand

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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.

Durand 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 19450 characters.



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Biography photo for Asher Brown Durand
Portrait of The Artist, 1855
Collection of The New York Historical Society




About  Asher Brown Durand

Born:  1796 - Jefferson Village, New Jersey
Died:   1886 - Jefferson Village, New Jersey
Known for:  engraving, landscape, portrait, and genre-history painting