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John William Casilear

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John William Casilear (1811 - 1893) was active/lived in New York, Vermont.  John Casilear is known for Landscape painting, banknote engraving.

Biography photo for John William Casilear Born in New York City, John Casilear was a leading Hudson River School* painter, known for serene landscapes that reflect delicate detailing he learned as an engraver and his interest in Luminism* or the reflection of light on natural forms.

He began his study with master engraver Peter Maverick and then studied landscape painting with Asher Durand.  To earn money, Casilear worked for many years as an engraver for the American Bank Note Company and later with his own firm.

But his great love was landscape painting, which he exhibited beginning 1833 at the National Academy of Design*.  From 1840 to 1843, he traveled in Europe with Durand, John Kensett and Thomas Rossiter, but for most of his life, he worked either out of his studio in New York City or in upstate New York or in Vermont, where he spent many summers.

From 1854, he devoted himself to landscape painting and was a leader among the Hudson River School Luminist painters who focuse   ...  [Displaying 1000 of 6001 characters.]  Artist bio

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.  There are 24 similar (related) artists for John William Casilear available:    Samuel Colman,  William Hart,  John Frederick Kensett,  Jasper Francis Cropsey,  David Johnson,  Sanford Robinson Gifford,  George Lambdin,  Jervis McEntee,  James McDougal Hart,  Samuel Lancaster Gerry,  William Mason Brown,  DeWitt Clinton Boutelle,  Thomas Doughty,  Worthington (Thomas) Whittredge,  George Henry Smillie,  William Bradford,  George Durrie,  Dwight William Tryon,  Aaron Draper Shattuck,  Robert Spear Dunning,  Benjamin Champney,  William Louis Sonntag Sr,  Alexander Helwig Wyant,  Alfred Thompson Bricher

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Facts about John William Casilear

   John William Casilear  Born:  1811 - New York City
Died:   1893 - Saratoga Springs, New York
Known for:  Landscape painting, banknote engraving

Born in New York City, John Casilear was a leading Hudson River School* painter, known for serene landscapes that reflect delicate detailing he learned as an engraver and his interest in Luminism* or the reflection of light on natural forms.

He began his study with master engraver Peter Maverick and then studied landscape painting with Asher Durand.  To earn money, Casilear worked for many years as an engraver for the American Bank Note Company and later with his own firm.

But his great love was landscape painting, which he exhibited beginning 1833 at the National Academy of Design*.  From 1840 to 1843, he traveled in Europe with Durand, John Kensett and Thomas Rossiter, but for most of his life, he worke  ...  Displaying 750 of 6001 characters.

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