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John Trumbull

 (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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John Trumbull

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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  ...  Displaying 750 of 3476 characters.



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Self-Portrait, 1802




About  John Trumbull

Born:  1756 - Lebanon, Connecticut
Died:   1843 - New York City
Known for:  history, portrait, figure and landscape painting