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Edward Savage

 (1761 - 1817)
Edward Savage was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.  Edward Savage is known for portrait, landscape, and history painting, engraving.

Edward Savage

Born in Princeton, Massachusetts, Edward Savage was a self-taught portraitist whose subject included George Washington.  It is possible he copied John Singleton Copley's work to learn portraiture.  In the mid-1770s, he began his career in Boston and then went to New York to paint George Washington's portrait, commissioned by Harvard University.

In 1790, John Adams commissioned him to do portraits of George and Martha Washington.  From 1791 to 1793, he studied abroad and learned the art of engraving and may have studied with Benjamin West.  In 1795, he settled in Philadelphia and completed a work, The Washington Family, a panorama over 9 feet long that was the high point of his career.  He c  ...  Displaying 750 of 1378 characters.

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About  Edward Savage

Born:  1761 - Princeton, Massachusetts
Died:   1817 - Princeton, Massachusetts
Known for:  portrait, landscape, and history painting, engraving