Charles Balthazar Saint-Memin
(1770 - 1852)
Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / France, Switzerland. Charles Balthazar Saint Memin is known for Profilist, crayon and watercolor portraitist.
Biography Charles Balthazar Saint-Memin
Between 1796 and 1810, Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin created some of the most memorable images in the history of American portraiture. Nearly a thousand Americans sat for portraits, among them Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, Mother Seton, Meriwether Lewis, and Charles Willson Peale.
Saint-Mémin's popularity rested on a growing appreciation for profiles as a particularly truthful form of portraiture, and his distinctive images have come to epitomize Federal America.
Saint-Memin was a member of the French hereditary nobility, and came to New York City in 1793, at the age of twenty-three as a former military officer exiled by the events of the French Revolution. In New York, Saint-Mémin turned to the arts to supp
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