(1826 - 1899)
William Perkins Babcock was active/lived in Massachusetts / France. William Babcock is known for figure-peasant-allegoric, still life.
An expatriate painter, noted for figure painting of peasants as well as
Classical, Biblical scenes, mythology subjects, and still lifes,
William Babcock was born
in Boston, Massachusetts but lived most of his life in
1847, he became one of the first Americans to study with Thomas Couture
He then went to the village of Barbizon where, along with other American artists, he did
peasant genre paintings. He became good friends with Jean-Francois
Millet, a leading Barbizon painter, whose figure painting much influenced Babcock.
Babcock introduced William Morris Hunt to Millet, and, in turn, Hunt
became a strong exponent of the Barbizon School of painting in America.
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