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Alexander Ransom

 (1818 - 1865)
Alexander Ransom was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York.  Alexander Ransom is known for portrait and landscape painting, art education.

Alexander Ransom

This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Executive Director, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.  

ALEXANDER RANSOM (February 28, 1818 – April 13, 1865)

Portrait and landscape painter and teacher.  He is best remembered as the first teacher of the noted 19th century American landscape painter, Aaron Draper Shattuck (1832 – 1928).

Alexander Ransom was born in Hartford, Vermont, the son of Electa (b. 1791) and Elisha W. Ransom (b. 1790).  His father was a farmer, who later moved with his wife to New York State to live with other members of their family.  It is unknown whether Alexander Ransom had any professional art training or if he was simply predi  ...  Displaying 750 of 6849 characters.

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About  Alexander Ransom

Born:  1818 - Hartford, Vermont
Died:   1865
Known for:  portrait and landscape painting, art education