(1815 - 1897)
James Bard was active/lived in New York. James Bard is known for steamboat portrait and marine painting.
Born in New York City, eight years after Robert Fulton sent the first
steamboat up the Hudson River, James Bard saw and reflected in his
marine paintings the industrial development of shipping in America.
and his twin brother John Bard together painted more than 350 marine
portraits, steamships and sailboats in the New York Harbor and on the
Hudson River. Likely James did the outline sketches, and John filled in
the color and backgrounds.
However, James quit working with
John after 1849, and John died seven years later, but James kept
painting, doing nearly 4000 works during his lifetime and leaving a
record of nearly every steamship on the Hudson River during the second
half of the 19th century. He worked ... Displaying 750 of 3730 characters.