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 Frederick Stanton Perkins  (1832 - 1899)

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Lived/Active: Wisconsin      Known for: portrait, landscape painting

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Still Life of Green Apples
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Frederick  Stanton Perkins (1832-1899)                                                             

Born in 1832 in Oneida County, New York, he was the son of Origen Perkins of Mansfield, Connecticut and lineal descendant of John Perkins, England to Boston 1631, and Maria Stanton, daughter of Captain Nathanial Stanton of Stonington, Connecticut.  The Perkins' where strict Abolitionist with the father's house being a station for the Underground Railroad.  Frederick was personally acquainted with famous Abolitionist such as Horace Greeley, Wendell Phillips and Henry Ward Beecher.

Frederick Perkins moved with his family from New York to Wisconsin at the age of four.  He was the only Wisconsin Artist to study with members of the Hudson River Landscape School, among them J.F. Cropsey, Thomas Hicks, Frederick Church and George Inness.  In 1853, he became a student of Cropsey.

Perkins remained a Wisconsin resident and traveled extensively, opening a portrait studio in Wisconsin with clients such as E.P. Allis and Charles F. IIsley.  He is best remembered for his archaeological work in Native American artifacts.

Perkins died in 1899 in Burlington, Wisconsin.

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