(1847 - 1923)
Charles Ethan Porter was active/lived in Connecticut, New York. Charles Porter is known for fruit and floral still life painting.
Biography Charles Porter
Citizens of Color, 1863-1890: The "Talented Tenth
Charles Ethan Porter
racism certainly was a barrier that narrowed the range of employment
and limited the satisfaction that would result from work, but it was
somewhat more permeable for Blacks with unique talents or abilities.
Such a person was Charles Porter, who has recently been rediscovered as
a major 19th painter. Only a small portion of his works are
known today, and what we do have tends to be work done in old age after
the height of his creative vigor had already passed.
family had lived in Hartford since the 18th century, but his father
moved to a house in Rockville while Charles was a young boy (we are not
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