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|Frederick Rondel, born in Paris in 1826, came to America and is best
remembered as the only art teacher of Winslow Homer. He was
also a successful landscape and marine painter who painted extensively
throughout New England and as far as San Francisco. Among his paintings
were views of the Hudson River.|
Rondel's New England landscapes
and paintings of New York City were ultimately influenced by the
romanticism of his teachers in Paris, Theodore Gudin and Auguste
Jugelet (Jugelet himself being a pupil of Gudin). It is known
that in 1855 to 1857 Rondel was in Boston, having arrived from Europe,
and one year later was in South Malden, Massachusetts, while
concurrently keeping a New York City studio.
He was away from New York in Europe from 1862 to 1868, the duration of
the Civil War, but returned to the city to be a faculty member at the
National Academy of Design, where he had become an Associate member.
He exhibited at the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the Boston Athenaeum.
Frederick Rondel died in 1892.
David Michael Zellman, 300 Years of American Art
Edan Hughes, Artists in California Before 1940
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Hudson River School Painters