The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Organized November 11, 1862, Incorporated December 4, 1862, Gallery Opened December 23, 1862

The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Organized November 11, 1862, Incorporated December 4, 1862, Gallery Opened December 23, 1862 : A Historical Sketch (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Organized November 11, 1862, Incorporated December 4, 1862, Gallery Opened December 23, 1862: A Historical Sketch About this time another portrait painter by the name of Jackson must have been here. He, too, did a great deal of work among the first families, and his pictures show him to have been an artist of skill and precision. A little later Buffalo contained quite a number of artists of more or less prominence or merit. Among them was one Carpenter, of whom I know little except that he must have had considerable facility with the brush, judging from what few works I have seen attributed to him. The next that occurs to my memory was Matthew Wilson, also an Englishman and closely connected 'by marriage with one of the best families in the city. Mr. Wilson added to his skill as an artist many smaller accomplishments, being a witty leader of society as well as an expert chess-player. When I came to Buffalo he was in Europe, studying, as he has told me, under the celebrated French painter, the late Couture. I did not make his acquaintance until 1852, when he returned to resume his paint ing here. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243148836
  • 9780243148837