Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Gilbert Stuart


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 18th Century artist, Gilbert Stuart [American, 1755-1828] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Stuart_Gilbert

Gilbert Stuart was born on December 3, 1755, in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. He was born in the water-powered snuff mill that his father operated. Stuart showed such early promise as an artist that he traveled, with artist Cosmo Alexander, to learn his craft in England and Scotland in 1769. Unfortunately, Alexander died during their tour, and it was up to a 15 year-old Gilbert to work his way back to the U.S. Undaunted, he executed small commissions in his native Newport until he could travel back to England in 1775. This journey proved more successful than the first, and Stuart entered the studio of painter Benjamin West.


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