Durand, A. B. (Asher Brown), 1796-1886

Alternative names
Birth 1796-08-21
Death 1886-09-17
English, French

Biographical notes:

Painter; Albany, N.Y.

From the description of Asher Brown Durand papers, 1812-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291554

Springfield Township, NJ 1796-1886 Maplewood, NJ.

From the description of Portrait of Edward Sturges (1837-1901) and Amelia Sturges (1835-1862) as Children [painting]. [18--] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906567

Painter; Albany, N.Y. Trustee of the National Academy of Design.

From the description of Letters to Asher Brown Durand from artists, 1819-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220209297

American artist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jonathan Sturges, 1840 Jul. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270743989

American painter.

From the description of Letter : N. Y., to Joseph Henry, 1867 Nov. 25. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80571314

Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886), the American engraver and painter, began his career as the pupil and partner of Peter Maverick. After 1835 Durand devoted himself to painting, producing figure pieces, portraits and then landscapes. He and Thomas Cole started the Hudson River school of painting. He founded the National Academy of Design and served as its president from 1845 to 1861.

From the description of Asher B. Durand papers, 1812-1886. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122597770

From the guide to the Asher B. Durand papers, 1812-1886, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)


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  • Smithsonian Board Of Regents
  • Painters
  • Fine Arts
  • Cholera
  • Engraving--19th century
  • Portrait painting, American
  • Art, American
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Science In America


  • Engravers
  • Painter


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  • New York (State) (as recorded)