• Artists' Biographies

    Frida Kahlo

    Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City. Her real name was Magdalena Carmen...

    Walter Palmer

    The landscapes of Walter Launt Palmer, particularly his snow scenes, were popular prizewinners throughout a long professional career that began before the artist was 20 years old.  Born in 1854 in Albany, New York...


    Diego Rivera

    Diego Rivera was born on December 13, 1886 in the mountain town of Guanajuato in Mexico. His mother was an...

    George Barker

    Born in Omaha, Nebraska, George Barker was a portrait and landscape painter who studied with J Laurie Wallace and Edwin Scott before going to Grande Chaumiere in Paris where he was the pupil of....


    Jane Peterson

    Born Jennie Christine in Elgin, Illinois, she officially changed her name to Jane Peterson in 1909 after her first success as an artist.  Her family...

    Carl Peters

    Carl Peters was one of America's successful and intriguing artists, a master landscapist and genre painter within the realist tradition, represented in his time by the American Scene and regionalist movements. Peters also...


    EMILE A. GRUPPE

    Born in Rochester, New York, Emile Gruppe became a renowned New England landscape and marine painter. Although he is best known for his variety of Impressionistic landscapes, he also painted...

    George Clough

    George Lafayette Clough was born September 18, 1824, in Auburn, New York, and was that city's leading landscapist and, known as a Hudson River School painter, became Auburn's most noted resident painter of the mid-century....

    Worthington Whittredge

    Born in a log cabin and raised on a farm near Springfield, Ohio, on the sparsely settled frontier, Worthington Whittredge was to later establish himself as one of the...

    Frank A. Barney

    Frank A. Barney, artist, was born in Union Springs in the Finger Lakes area of New York State on December 7, 1862. In 1886 he...

    Alexander (Sandy) Calder

    ​​One of America's best known sculptors, "Sandy" Calder became most famous for his kinetic abstract mobiles.  He also did floor pieces, was a painter in watercolor...


    Nelson Bowdish

    Nelson S. Bowdish was born in the Town of New LIsbon Otsego County N.Y. December 19 1831 and when a young man moved to Richfield Springs.  He served in the Civil War...

    ALDRO T. HIBBARD

    Born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Aldro Hibbard was an Impressionist landscape painter much concerned with light and shadow.  He was one of the founders of the Rockport Art Colony, and...

    ​John D. Barrow

    John Dodgson Barrow (1824 - 1906) is one of those relatively rare artists equally admired for portraits and landscapes....