We next turn to John Trumbull, the third and last of our “Patriot Painters. Trumbull became America’s first great history painter.
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The Patriot Painters, Part 2: Gilbert Stuart, 1755-1828
Gilbert Stuart, Self Portrait In the case of Gilbert Stuart, the second of our painters, we are dealing with a more talented artist, one of the greatest portrait painters of all time, but a much less intellectually-engaged or public-spirited figure than Charles Willson Paine. Like Peale, Stuart grew up in relative poverty. His father, Gilbert …
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The Patriot Painters: Peale, Stuart, Trumbull and Early American Art, Part 1: Charles Willson Peale, 1741-1827
The three artists of the Revolutionary Era and Early National Period’s that I call The Patriot Painters--- Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and John Trumbull, created works that became American icons.