Artist; born in New York, Oct. 14, 1816; was educated at Hamilton College.
In 1835 he began studying art with Samuel F. B. Morse
(q. v.), president of the National Academy of Design; in 1839 and 1844 visited Europe
; and while in Rome
produced several notable paintings.
In 1862 and 1869 he was elected president of the National Academy, and served
continuously in the same office in 1877-91.
His paintings include The bar-room politician
; A Toper asleep
; portraits: Abraham Lincoln
; Martin Van Buren
; Albert Gallatin
, etc.; figure pieces: Mercy's dream
; Sacred lesson
; Mrs. Washington's reception
; The good Samaritan
; Righteousness and peace
; The Atlantic cable projectors