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John William Casilear

 (1811 - 1893)
John William Casilear was active/lived in New York, Vermont.  John Casilear is known for landscape painting, banknote engraving.

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John William Casilear


Born in New York City, John Casilear was a leading Hudson River School* painter, known for serene landscapes that reflect delicate detailing he learned as an engraver and his interest in Luminism* or the reflection of light on natural forms.

He began his study with master engraver Peter Maverick and then studied landscape painting with Asher Durand.  To earn money, Casilear worked for many years as an engraver for the American Bank Note Company and later with his own firm.

But his great love was landscape painting, which he exhibited beginning 1833 at the National Academy of Design*.  From 1840 to 1843, he traveled in Europe with Durand, John Kensett and Thomas Rossiter, but for most of his life, he worke  ...  Displaying 750 of 9355 characters.



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About  John William Casilear

Born:  1811 - New York City
Died:   1893 - Saratoga Springs, New York
Known for:  landscape painting, banknote engraving