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James Sr Peale

 (1749 - 1831)
James Sr Peale was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland.  James Peale is known for Still life, portrait, miniature.

James Sr Peale

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Born in Chestertown, Maryland, James Peale, was a trompe l'oeil still-life specialist, known for detail and realistic effect of his paintings. He was also renowned for portraits and miniatures. According to Alfred Rubinstein in his book, "The Reality of Appearance", Peale can be "regarded as the founding father of the Philadelphia still life tradition." He had four daughters and a son, and all of them carried on the painting of still lifes.

He was raised in Annapolis and was the younger brother of Charles Willson Peale, painter, naturalist, and museum curator. Trained as a cabinetmaker, he studied watercolor and oil painting with his brother. During the American Revolution, he served in the Army in the Maryland Regiment and did two   ...  Displaying 750 of 2791 characters.

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About  James Sr Peale

Born:  1749 - Chestertown, Maryland
Died:   1831 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Known for:  Still life, portrait, miniature