Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852Variant names
John Vanderlyn was born in Kingston, New York, where he worked for a print shop; he displayed an early aptitude for art, and was able to study with Archibald Robinson and Gilbert Stuart. Under the patronage of Aaron Burr, Vanderlyn became the first American artist to study in France. He exhibited paintings to popular and critical acclaim in America, France, England, and Italy, returning to America in 1815. He painted portraits of several presidents, and created and exhibited panoramas, including one of Niagara Falls, but his reputation fell. His last significant work, the Landing of Columbus for the Capitol rotunda, was typical of his later career - technically admirable but uninspiring.
From the description of John Vanderlyn letter to Dear sir, 1811 Aug. 23. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 72827391
From the description of Letter : Paris, to Benjamin Perley Poore, 1845 Oct. 9. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 40465981
From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to "Raphael" Earl in Nashville, Tennessee, 1819 Apr. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574094
Painter; London, England and Paris, France.
From the description of John Vanderlyn letter, 1848 July 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291470
From the description of John Vanderlyn papers, [ca. 1796-1890]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576919
Kingston native, portrait and landscape artist, promoter of art exhibits.
Vanderlyn enjoyed the patronage of Aaron Burr.
From the description of Papers, 1795-1956, 1795-1852 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155500231
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|New York (State)--Kingston|
|New York (State)|
|Art--Study and teaching|
|Painting, Modern--19th century|