(1815 - 1865)
David Gilmour Blythe was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio. David Blythe is known for satirical-genre painting, portrait, still life.
A leading satiric genre painter of his time, David Blythe did work that
often commented on the American court system and also depicted
poverty-stricken street children. He was born in East Liverpool,
Ohio to Irish and Scottish parents. He had little formal art
training but at age 16, apprenticed to Joseph Woodwell, a woodcarver
from Pittsburgh. He also observed artists' work in a local
gathering place owned by J.J. Gillespie.
From 1837 to 1840, he
was a ship's carpenter and traveled to Boston and the West Indies and
then became an itinerant portrait painter from 1841 to 1845. He
traveled throughout Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio and during this time
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