Charles Peale Polk
(1767 - 1822)
Charles Peale Polk was active/lived in Maryland, Pennsylvania. Charles Polk is known for portrait and folk painting.
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, Charles Peale Polk was orphaned at age ten
and grew up in Philadelphia with his prominent artist uncle, Charles
Willson Peale. He learned to paint from him. From 1787 to
1818, he tried to earn a living as a portrait artist and commercial
sign painter, moving back and forth between Philadelphia and
His specialty became portraits of Revolutionary heroes such as George
Washington, General Lafayette and Benjamin Franklin, and he made many
copies of these originals, which he offered for sale. The copies
he made of Washington, over 50, were from an original done from life by Charles
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