Landscape artist, Christopher Shearer was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1846. As a child, Shearer spent time in the studios of artists F. D. Devlan and J. Heyl, and in 1864, he produced his first painting.
He became a student, of both Devlan and Raser, and his father helped him by building him a studio in the backyard of his Shearertown farm. At the age of 21, Shearer opened a studio in Reading and was very successful in selling his works.
He later traveled to Europe, and studied in Dusseldorf and Munich. In 1878, on a return trip to Germany, he was awarded a Gold Medal by the Dusseldorf School of Art. Shearer exhibited his works at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the art e
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