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Allston, Washington, 1779-1843

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1779 - 1843

Washington Allston ARA (November 5, 1779 – July 9, 1843) was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting. He was well known during his lifetime for his experiments with dramatic subject matter and his bold use of light and atmospheric color. While his early artworks concentrate on grandiose and spectacular aspects of nature, his later pieces represent a more subjective and visionary approach.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Washington Allston letter

Mss 827325
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Identifier: Mss 827325
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Washington Allston letter

Mss 831206
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 831206
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Washington Allston letter

Mss 830231.1
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Identifier: Mss 830231.1
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