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  Westmoreland Museum of American Art - Take a fascinating look at American history through the eyes of great American ...
Thomas Hovenden (1840 1895) was born in County Cork, Ireland.
Hovenden’s paintings, primarily interior genre scenes, were revered for their naturalism and attention to detail as well as their ability to stir deep emotions in viewers.
Hovenden used himself and his wife as models for his painting, Death of Elaine, as can be seen in the similarity of King Arthur’s and Lancelot’s features, which are self portraits, and in the figures of Queen Guinevere and Elaine for which his wife modeled.
www.wmuseumaa.org /collection/collection_view.cfm?ID=21   (343 words)

 Norfolklibrary.org : The Chimes : Painter Thomas Hovenden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Thomas Hovenden was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1840, studied at the South Kensington Museum, London, and in 1863 came to America.
Hovenden sprang forward to rescue the unknown child, and met a heroic and glorious death in his attempt to save the life of a fellow human being.
Thomas Hovenden was one of the limited number of artists that our country has produced who could paint a great historical picture founded upon an incident of the civil war, which rises to the level of the theme, makes the past real to us, and stirs the American heart.
www.norfolklibrary.org /chimes/hovenden.html   (773 words)

 UST Library Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The painting collection at St. Thomas is an eclectic mix, containing mostly American and regional artists of the mid-to-late 20th century.
Hovenden, an Irish immigrant who died in 1895, is known as an outstanding genre painter of the 19th century.
Hovenden's painting was donated by William Considine, a businessman and friend of the university.
www.stthomas.edu /libraries/osf/general/history/arts/paint.htm   (194 words)

 19th Century Prints - Artists H to O
Hovenden’s etching is nearly the same size as his painting of this subject.
Hovenden, a Philadelphia artist, was one of the few American artists who depicted dignified and honest images of African-Americans in the 19th century.
Thomas had been her teacher and they worked closely together all the years of their happy marriage.
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 Thomas Hovenden, (1840-1895) - Lawrence J. Cantor and Company
Hovenden was born in Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland and died in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.
In 1874, Hovenden left New York to continue his studies in painting under the tutelage of Alexandre Cabanel in Paris.
Clearly refers to the age-old game and reveals a lessor known aspect of the artist's realism, one which he celebrates the people of Brittany not as subjects of the historically picturesque but as individuals with familiar concerns, engaged in everyday activities.
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HOVENDEN, THOMAS (184o–1895), American artist, was born in Dunmanway, Co. Cork, Ireland, on the 28th of December 184o.
He was a pupil of the South Kensington Art Schools and those of the National Academy of Design, New York, whither he had removed in 1863.
Hovenden was mortally injured in a heroic effort to save a child from a railroad train in the station at Germantown, near Philadelphia, and died at Norristown, Pennsylvania, on the 14th of August 1895.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /correction/edit?locale=en&content_id=33652   (236 words)

 Thomas Hovenden Online
Thomas Hovenden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Thomas Hovenden at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
All images and text on this Thomas Hovenden page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/hovenden_thomas.html   (185 words)

 Teachers' Guide to American Art
Regardless of his use of force, Brown was revered by both abolitionists and slaves alike; his unfaltering contempt for what he called "the peculiar institution" of slavery and his willingness to die for the cause made a strong statement for all to see and remember.
Despite the fictional sources upon which the painting is based, Hovenden devoted painstaking attention to the architectural details of the courthouse setting and the clothing of his figures.
Thomas Hovenden specialized, like many artists of his generation, in painting quiet scenes of home and family life.
www.thinker.org /fam/education/publications/guide-american/slide-14.html   (980 words)

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Thomas Eakins as the principal painting instructor at the
The Academy had no worries with Hovenden, for he opposed the impressionist and modern art that did not have the morally edifying purpose he expected in art.
Hovenden died suddenly in 1895, when he was run over by a train at Germantown while trying to rescue a small girl who had wandered onto the tracks.
www.explorepahistory.com /hmarker.php?markerId=610   (646 words)

 Tales from the Easel: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Narrative Paintings, circa 1800-1950; essay by Dr. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Hovenden's mise-en-scène suggests a pronounced sympathy with his subjects, a sympathy some historians have attributed to family connections, specifically to his in-laws' ardent abolitionist sentiments
Like Hovenden's, many of Edward L. Henry's paintings, both historical subjects and genre scenes, were stamped with a narrative.
In an interior more lavishly appointed than Hovenden's, two figures flank an ornate mantelpiece (and also the sleeping family pet, who appeared in many Henry paintings); an older woman reads and her younger companion works her needle, both lost in silent concentration.
www.tfaoi.com /aa/4aa/4aa492h.htm   (3965 words)

 Paintings Inventory by Artist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Thomas Birch, Philadelphia Harbor from the South [Harbor of Philadelphia], n.d., Historical Society of Pennsylvania [1895.
Thomas Birch, Philadelphia Harbor from the North [On the Delaware], n.d., Historical Society of Pennsylvania [1947.
Thomas Allen Glenn, Birthplace of Dr. Thomas Wynne, Historical Society of Pennsylvania [1916.6], 18 x 12 in.
www.brynmawr.edu /iconog/ptgs/ptgsart.html   (4985 words)

 Wainwright Paintings Inventory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Thomas Sully, Samuel Coates, 1812, Pennsylvania Hospital, 94 x 64 in.
Thomas Eakins, The Agnew Clinic, 1889, University of Pennsylvania, 74-1/2 x 130-1/2 in.
Thomas Hovenden, Their Pride, n.d., Union League Club, New York City, 30 x 40 in.
www.brynmawr.edu /iconog/ptgs/wwptgs.html   (4971 words)

 Academy Stars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
At age 21, after the family had relocated to Philadelphia, he became one of the first African-Americans to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Tanner studied there with Thomas Eakins and Thomas Hovenden between 1880 and 1882.
Finding little success in Philadelphia after his Academy studies, he moved to Atlanta, and with the support of a group of benefactors was able to depart for Paris in 1891.
www.pafa.org /academyStarsTemplate.jsp?ID=1950&VID=7194   (203 words)

 Nicholas B. Wainwright Papers, 1968-1990
During the 1960s he wrote the Society's guide to its Thomas Penn papers and edited the diaries of Sidney George Fisher, a source often quoted by Philadelphia historians.
Thomas Birch painted many of the 19 images in this series.
Based on the title page in the original binder to this category, Wainwright originally referred to the 31 paintings reproduced as "rural views." Most of the images depict well-known estates, such as Lemon Hill and The Woodlands as well as other institutions such as the Montgomery County Almshouse and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Glenside.
www2.hsp.org /collections/manuscripts/w/wainwright3001.htm   (2014 words)

 WALKE, THOMAS HOVENDEN 1831 IRELAND, AUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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 artnet.com: Research Library Hovenden, Thomas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In 1863 Hovenden emigrated to New York and supported himself by colouring photographs and making frames.
He attended night classes at the National Academy of Design, but was attracted to Paris in 1874, where he immersed himself in the academic painting of Jules Breton and Alexandre Cabanel and joined the artists’; colony at Pont-Aven.
Hovenden’s favourite subjects were interiors; he is best remembered for Breaking Home Ties (1890; Philadelphia, PA, Mus.
www.artnet.de /library/03/0391/T039110.asp   (320 words)

 Marvin Sadik Fine Arts Inc. Catalog 5 - THOMAS HOVENDEN 1840-1895
RISH born, Hovenden first studied at the Cork School of Design.
In 1886 he succeeded Thomas Eakins as instructor at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
This acutely observed study is an early sketch for Hovenden's painting The Last Moments of John Brown, over which the artist labored for two years.
www.marvinsadik.com /catalog5/contents/page13.html   (206 words)

 HOVENDEN, THOMAS (184o... - Online Information article about HOVENDEN, THOMAS (184o...
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 RH Love Galleries - Henri, Robert; R. H. Love Gallery: specializing in American art ranging in date from the Colonial ...
Recognizing his art talents, his parents convinced him to enroll in the *Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1886, the year in which *Thomas Eakins shocked the establishment by presenting a completely nude male model to a women’s drawing class.
By the time Henri entered the Academy, Eakins had been replaced by *Thomas Anshutz, who had sided with the conservative forces for Eakins’ dismissal.
The spirit of *naturalism of Eakins reached Henri through Anshutz: in fact, many future members of the Eight received training from Anshutz, who allowed each student to pursue her or his personal inclinations.
www.rhlovegalleries.com /site/epage/19571_472.htm   (1607 words)

 American Impressionism: Robert Henri - NGA
When his father was indicted for manslaughter a year later the Cozads changed their name and fled to Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In 1886 Henri enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under Thomas Anshutz, Thomas Hovenden, and James B. Kelly.
In 1888 he went to Paris and enrolled at the Académie Julian under Adolphe-William Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury.
www.nga.gov /exhibitions/horo_henri.shtm   (491 words)

 Classical Realist | Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Work by The Eight, which included former Academy students Robert Henri and John Sloan, is well represented in the collection, and provides a transition between 19th- and 20th- century art movements.
In 1876, former Academy student Thomas Eakins returned to teach there and re-vamped the certificate curriculum to what it remains today.
Students in the certificate program learn fundamentals of drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking (lithography) for two years, after which they enjoy two years of independent study, guided by frequent, helpful critiques from faculty, students, and visiting artists alike.
www.classicalrealist.org /object/27384/default.aspx   (485 words)

 UPM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The first full-length study of Hovenden, with 46 colour illustrations and 11 fl and white.
A realistic genre painter and recorder of everyday activities such as those involving home and family, Hovenden had a particular talent for choosing subjects with wide recognition and appeal.
Those who have seen the marvellous 'Americans in Paris' exhibition, recently shown at the National Gallery, will recognize the jacket of the book: this self-portrait by Hovenden was in the first room of the exhibition.
www.universitypressesmarketing.co.uk /html/review.asp?id=54   (96 words)

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From Cork, Ireland, Thomas Hovenden became known for narrative, anecdotal genre subjects from history, literature, and contemporary events.
His style was highly realistic and reflected his determination to compete successfully with the camera.
In 1863, at age 23, he emigrated to the United States and attended the Nati (showing 500 of 6378 characters).
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 Hugh Bolton Jones - Fine Art Dealers Association
In style and subject matter, his paintings of this period tend to reflect the dominant influence of the Hudson River School.
In 1876, Jones traveled to Europe with his younger brother, eventually joining former Baltimore acquaintance Thomas Hovenden in the artists' colony at Pont Aven, Brittany.
Here he painted his first mature plein-air works, depicting scenes of winter light, as in "Edge of the Moor, Brittany", (1877, location unknown).
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 Mark borgh1 Fine Art Inc - American Art -Robert Henri (1865-1929)
Robert chose a variation of his middle name to rhyme with "buckeye" to symbolize his Ohio roots.
He, having shown early art talent, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as a student of Thomas Anschutz and Thomas Hovenden and was much influenced by the realism of Thomas Eakins, previous Director of the Academy.
Eakins had been fired from this job for teaching nude drawing and anatomy by those academicians who wished to remain with classical approaches to art.
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 James A. Michener Art Museum: Press Room
Born in Bridgeville, Delaware in 1869, he was raised in Camden, New Jersey, where he demonstrated a prodigious talent for the visual arts even as a young boy.
Redfield attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1887 until 1889, where he studied under Thomas Anshutz, James Kelly, and Thomas Hovenden.
Although Thomas Eakins had left the academy in 1886, his realist teaching methods remained a great influence.
www.michenerartmuseum.org /press?item=2004-04-09   (1215 words)

 Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, May 11, 1881, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I did not vote for him for that reason, nor do I accord him the position which the general public does.
He is to me only a clever painter and not an original man. Five associates were elected, Bolton Jones, Hovenden, Dielman, Thos.
The dinner was served by Pinard and was far the most elegant and satisfactory one we ever had.
www.aaa.si.edu /typescripts/mcenjerv/18810511.html   (182 words)

 special events
"Thomas Hovenden and Henry O. Tanner: Philadelphia Painters of the African-American Experience" at the Woodmere
Consulted the Chrysler Museum for an exhibition on Thomas Hovenden.
Consulted the Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia for an exhibition on Thomas Hovenden.
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 The Student at Wake Forest University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Painters took advantage of the medium’s speed and portability, and many artists who normally worked in oils used watercolor as a means of making quick sketches that later were transferred to the canvas.
Artists represented in this exhibition include Winslow Homer, Charles Burchfield, Thomas Hovenden, and Andrew Wyeth.
American Watercolors will be on view until January 1, 2007.
www.student.wfu.edu /events?id=E4164   (1006 words)

 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston-Debuts : Masterpieces of "Americans In Paris" | Art Knowledge News
The idea of Bohemia—an aspect of life in Paris that was very appealing to many Americans—is depicted in several paintings that show artists in their studios, their humble surroundings and homemade entertainments made bearable by their devotion to art.
In Self Portrait of the Artist in His Studio (1875, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut), Thomas Hovenden portrays himself as the quintessential Bohemian.
Glancing intently at his canvas, cigarette in his mouth, he reclines in his chair with a violin in hand.
www.artknowledgenews.com /Americans_In_Paris-masterpieces-at-MFA_Boston.html   (1745 words)

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