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  Gilbert Stuart - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Gilbert Charles Stuart was born on December 3, 1755 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, he grew up in Newport and was tutored by Cosmo Alexander, Scottish painter living there, later relocating with Alexander to Scotland to finish his studies.
Stuart left for England in 1775 to pursue what became his second unsuccessful attempt at a vocation in painting, becoming after a time a protege of Benjamin West, with whom he studied for the following six years.
Stuart died in Boston on July 9, 1828 at the age of 72 and is buried there in the Old South Burial Ground.
www.artinthepicture.com /artists/Gilbert_Stuart/biography.html   (372 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), American painter, was the classical portraitist of the early republic, painting likenesses that hovered between meticulous representations and idealized generalizations.
Gilbert Stuart was born in North Kingston, R.I., on Dec. 3, 1755.
Stuart painted Washington at a time when the general's physique was beginning to break down and he was wearing false teeth.
www.bookrags.com /biography/gilbert-stuart   (1294 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart Birthplace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Gilbert Stuart birthplace is an important historical landmark not only because of its connection to Gilbert Stuart, but also because of its connection to Rhode Island's early industrial heritage.
The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace is located between the Mettatuxet Stream and the run-off from the Pettasquamscutt Pond.
The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace is located at 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, between Routes 1 and 1A in Saunderstown, RI.
www.woonsocket.org /stuartbirth.html   (282 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart - MSN Encarta
Gilbert Charles Stuart was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Stuart is particularly renowned for his portraits of American revolutionary hero and statesman George Washington.
Stuart also executed portraits of American presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, as well as of the British kings George III and George IV.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562285/Gilbert_Stuart.html   (201 words)

  
 Springfield Museum of Art - Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert Stuart was unsurpassed as a portrait artist in his generation in America.
Miller was a patron of the arts and encouraged Stuart by giving him supplies and also his first commission: a painting of two dogs lying under a table.
Stuart's reputation guaranteed a steady demand for his work, and even allowed him to paint over one hundred likenesses of George Washington, making his countenance so well known to the nation.
www.springfieldart.museum /content/view/125/162   (308 words)

  
 ASU Art Museum | Collections: Gilbert Stuart
Stuart was a colorful man. Portrait painting was the manner in which he supported himself but he did not suffer fools, or clients, gladly.
Stuart, despite his ever present gorge, was capable and indeed known for charming his sitters with his talk and would discuss anything under the sun while painting.
Stuart was very adept with his brush and stressed observation and adherence to one’s own nature as a way of achieving pictoral truth.
asuartmuseum.asu.edu /collections/american/stuart1.htm   (924 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart - Washington
Stuart used a friend who was five foot six as a model for the body, arms and legs, and the outstretched hand belongs to Stuart himself.
Stuart at last saw the genial side of the hero, and he happened on an expedient to make the hero look imperious, as if he were commanding an army - all Stuart had to do was to be late for a sitting.
Stuart always insisted that Washington had not followed at once, but had whispered in his ear that he was to keep the portrait as long as he wished, since it was of such great advantage to him.
www.americanrevolution.org /washstu.html   (3559 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart
Wolpaw, a Brown University graduate, became interested in Stuart when his associate Mike Fink, whose son was a summer docent at the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace museum in Saunderstown, suggested the artist would be an interesting subject.
Stuart himself went to London in 1775 where he was heralded as the next Gainsborough.
Stuart's paintings of George Washington can be found in Rhode Island, one in the RI Statehouse and one in the Redwood Library in Newport.
riroads.com /ri/gilbert_stuart.htm   (673 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart
STUART, Gilbert, artist, born in Narragansett, Rhode Island, 3 December, 1755; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 27 July, 1828.
Stuart lived with him for several years, during which time, his earnings being as yet scanty, his knowledge of music was of great service to him.
While in Philadelphia Stuart painted a large number of portraits, and when the city of Washington was founded, and congress removed to that place, he went there in 1803.
www.famousamericans.net /gilbertstuart   (1572 words)

  
 Signers Park / Gilbert Stuart House
Gilbert Charles Stuart (December 3, 1755 — July 9, 1828) is most famous for his painting "Athenaeum Head," the portrait of George Washington seen on the $1 bill.
Stuart was born in Rhode Island and worked both in America and in Europe until moving to Philadelphia in 1793.
Stuart's gift as an artist was rewarded by having many of the leaders of the day sit for hours to be painted.
www.ushistory.org /tour/tour_signer.htm   (312 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart in England and Ireland Magazine Antiques - Find Articles
Gilbert Charles Stuart was born on December 3, 1755, at his father's millhouse in North Kingston, Rhode Island, and was raised there until 1761, when his mother.
Stuart's internship was cut short when Alexander died in August 1772, but not before his teacher had undoubtedly steeped him in the aesthetics of historical and contemporary Scottish portraiture, at least as far as his family was concerned.
Stuart made a keen character study (Royal Horticultural Society, London) of the affable but serious young man posed with his illustration of foxglove from his lavish tome Flora Londinensis: or, Plates and Descriptions of Such Plants as Grow Wild in the Environs of London...
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1026/is_5_166/ai_n8549313   (910 words)

  
 The Founding Father's Portraitist, The Real Story Of Gilbert Stuart - CBS News
Gilbert Stuart’s paintings of Washington and the other Founding Fathers are part of a display of nearly 100 of his works in a new retrospective at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Stuart was born in 1755 in Kingston, R.I., the son of an immigrant Scottish snuff miller.
Stuart's portrait of the stern and puritanical-looking Catherine Yates is considered one of his masterpieces.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/07/01/sunday/printable705936.shtml   (1048 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart (1755–1828) | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Stuart's legacy is defined by the seemingly contradictory aspects of his life.
Stuart moved to Philadelphia in 1795, when arrangements with Washington were a certainty.
Stuart's trouble with Washington belies the degree of spontaneity in many of the portraits.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/stua/hd_stua.htm   (798 words)

  
 Rhode Island: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace (Local Legacies: Celebrating Community Roots - Library of Congress)
Gilbert Stuart is considered the master portraitist of his age; by happy coincidence his life coincided with a seminal period (1755-1828) in American history.
Stuart was the third child of a Scottish immigrant who operated the first snuff mill in America.
From the beginning of her tenure at the Gilbert Stuart Museum, museum curator Deborah Thompson was interested in developing ways to use the Stuart birthplace setting to interest and educate young people about the history of their community.
lcweb2.loc.gov /cocoon/legacies/RI/200003496.html   (419 words)

  
 Famous Americans Stamp Issue of 1940 - Gilbert Stuart Colonial Artist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Gilbert Charles Stuart was born on December 3, 1755 at the Old Snuff Mill in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.
Gilbert Stuart was the foremost portrait painter of his era and is especially known for his famous 1796 unfinished portrait of George Washington,
Stuart didn't manage his finances verv well and fled to Ireland in 1787 to escape his creditors where he spent the next six years.
rhodeisland-philatelic.com /rhodeisland/stuart2.htm   (276 words)

  
 AmericanHeritage.com / GILBERT STUART THE MAN WHO PAINTED WASHINGTON
Stuart sent the flunky back with the message that he was extremely sorry for two reasons: one, for the bishop’s sufferings; and two, for the fact that he had the rheumatism himself.
Stuart, who had been adequately deferential in England and only occasionally outrageous in Ireland, now gave full rein to his determination to be master in his own painting room and to be, as an artist, condescended to by no one.
Stuart was forced to adopt his characteristic later style partly by a physical handicap: the nervous trembling of his hands.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1976/5/1976_5_42.shtml   (4671 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert Stuart Gilbert Stuart was the most brilliant portrait painter in America after the Revolution.
Gilbert Stuart was born on December 3, 1755.
Stuart’s mother was from a large land-owning family in Middletown Rhode Island.
www.radessays.com /viewpaper/87517/Gilbert_Stuart.html   (239 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart, American Artist
Gilbert Stuart was the preeminent portraitist in Federal America.
Stuart returned to the United States in 1793, planning to paint a portrait of George Washington that would establish his reputation in America.
One indication of Stuart's popularity is the number of portraits he painted, over a thousand during his long career, excluding copies of the portraits of Washington.
www.americanrevwar.homestead.com /files/STUART.HTM   (596 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart: White House Dream Team
Gilbert's painting, The Skater, was so admired by the British Royal Academy of Arts that he opened his own studio in London.
Gilbert returned to the United States and was asked to paint a portrait of President George Washington, who posed for Gilbert in 1795.
Congress purchased one of Gilbert's paintings of George Washington for the White House in 1800.
www.whitehouse.gov /kids/dreamteam/gilbertstuart.html   (201 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart
Gilbert Stuart is on view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art from March 27 through July 31, 2005, a period that includes several patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, May 30; Flag Day, June 14; and Independence Day, July 4.
Stuart was also on excellent terms with the Academy's president, Sir Joshua Reynolds, who recommended him for many commissions, and print seller John Boydell, who, in 1782, ordered fifteen portraits of contemporary artists from Stuart; five of them will be on view in the exhibition.
Gilbert Stuart in Philadelphia and Washington, 1795­1805 on May 5 and 8 at noon; May 20 and 23 at 1:00 p.m.
www.tfaoi.com /aa/5aa/5aa239.htm   (2369 words)

  
 The official Gilbert Stuart 2005 Campaign Web Site
Fund the establishment of a permanent endowment for the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum.
Stuart, the son of an entrepreneurial father who built and operated the first snuff mill in the American colonies, painted over 1,000 portraits, including the first six presidents of the United States.
Stuart, who painted the portrait of George Washington that appears on the U.S. one-dollar bill, was born to an entrepreneurial family in Saunderstown, RI on December 3, 1755.
www.web-ri.com /gilbertstuart   (466 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart
Stuart benefited greatly from this relationship and, with the 1782 exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts of his boldly original and highly acclaimed full-length portrait The Skater (William Grant of Congalton) (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), the young American became one of the most sought-after painters in Britain.
Stuart was granted three sittings with Washington in 1795-96, bringing the skills honed in Britain to bear on his work.
Stuart's career spanned the terms of the first five presidents and, while in Washington, he received sittings with John and Abigail Adams ­ pictures that consumed him for more than a decade as he pondered how to best portray this captivating couple ­ and with Thomas Jefferson, the handsome and intelligent third president.
www.tfaoi.com /aa/4aa/4aa541.htm   (1496 words)

  
 Maryland ArtSource - Artists - Gilbert Stuart
Biography: Gilbert Stuart, most widely known for his portraits of George Washington, spent time in Washington, D.C., where he painted portraits of prominent Maryland citizens, as well as many of the most prominent men of the early Republic.
In 1804, Stuart painted portraits of Jerome Bonaparte, the youngest and favorite brother of Napolean, Emperor of France, and of Robert Gilmor I, a leading merchant in America at the time and the father of Baltimorean Robert Gilmor the art collector.
Legend has it that the elder Jerome Bonaparte ordered Gilbert Stuart to complete his portrait quickly at the expense the completion of Stuart's other work, and Stuart refused so that the Bonaparte portrait was never completed.
www.marylandartsource.org /artists/detail_000000075.html   (420 words)

  
 Stuart, Gilbert. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Stuart returned to America, first living in Philadelphia and later settling permanently in Boston, where he became the most celebrated portrait painter of his day.
Stuart’s elegant and brilliant style, partially modeled after Reynolds and Gainsborough, is seen at its best in such portraits as those of Mrs.
The greater part of Stuart’s works are in collections in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia.
www.bartleby.com /65/st/Stuart-G.html   (396 words)

  
 Evans, D.: The Genius of Gilbert Stuart.
Gilbert Stuart was probably the most gifted American portraitist of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.
In assessing Stuart's artistic importance, Evans argues that his 1796 "Athenaeum" portrait of Washington--the most recognized likeness of the president--was a landmark in the expression of contemporary ideas about moral strength.
More generally, she shows that Stuart's painting reflected a genius for interpreting the sitter's personality and a growing awareness of painting's public role in conveying uplifting messages about social dignity and virtue.
press.princeton.edu /titles/6569.html   (445 words)

  
 Newport Notables
Stuart, by twelve years of age, exhibits skill in drawing.
Gilbert becomes a pupil and received instruction in drawing from him.
Stuart died in Boston, buried in Common Burying Ground, also known as South and Central Burial Ground near Boston Common.
www.redwoodlibrary.org /notables/stuart.htm   (893 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart Painting Of George Washington
Gilbert Stuart grew up in Newport, Rhode Island, where he studied painting before going to London in 1775.
Stuart also did portraits of Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison as well as paintings of the British monarchs George III and George IV.
For the first time in the 200-year history of the Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart in Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4, a high quality, four-color limited and numbered edition lithograph (24" X 30") has been produced for the Lodge.
www.piersonphoto.com /Pierson2.htm   (959 words)

  
 Gilbert Stuart - Stuart Oil Paintings, Stuart Biography & Stuart Gallery
Gilbert Charles Stuart was an American portrait painter, born in North Kingston, Rhode Island.
In 1792, after establishing himself as a fashionable portrait painter in London and Dublin, Stuart returned to the U.S. His portraits, which number nearly 1000, brought him lasting fame, particularly the three he did of George Washington.
Stuart also did portraits of Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and of the British kings George III and George IV.
www.huntfor.com /absoluteig/stuart.htm   (169 words)

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