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George Durrie

 (1820 - 1863)
George Henry Durrie was active/lived in Connecticut.  George Durrie is known for snowscene painter-animal, portrait, genre.

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George Durrie


Born in Hartford, Connecticut, George Durrie was known as the "snowman" because of the many winter scenes he painted.  He lived most of his life in New Haven and earned a reputation for rural landscape scenes, especially snow scenes, which he introduced as subject matter in American painting.  His paintings "provide an excellent record of rural life in the mid-nineteenth century . . . and his carefully recorded details of nature and foliage added authenticity to his depictions." (Reed 15).

He began the study of art in New Haven in 1839 with portraitist Nathaniel Jocelyn, and traveled about the Connecticut and New Jersey countryside filling commissions.  He also painted still lifes, genre, and scenes from Sha  ...  Displaying 750 of 1766 characters.



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About  George Durrie

Born:  1820 - Hartford, Connecticut
Died:   1863 - New Haven, Connecticut
Known for:  snowscene painter-animal, portrait, genre