(1866 - 1943)
Sheldon Parsons was active/lived in New York, New Mexico. Sheldon Parsons is known for landscape, Indian pueblos and figure painting.
The first director in 1918 of the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe,
Sheldon Parsons was a painter of local residents, plaza scenes, and
landscapes. He applied Impressionist techniques to convey the New
Mexico landscape, and his work became popular.
He was born in
Rochester, New York, and studied at the National Academy of Design with
William Merritt Chase, Edgar Ward and Will Low. He was
married to noted photographer Caroline Reed Parsons, and from 1895 to
1912, was a much sought after New York portrait painter, whose subjects
included prominent persons such as President McKinley and Susan B
Anthony. He also won much recognition for his autumn scenes of
the countryside of Westchester County.
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