Allston, Washington, 1779-1843

Allston, Washington, 1779-1843

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1779 - 1843

Biography

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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Henry Dana papers

Mss 843352
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 843352
Date(s): 1843 to 1848
Abstract

In English.

Washington Allston letter

Mss 827325
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 827325
Date(s): 1827-05-25
Abstract

In English.

Washington Allston letter

Mss 831206
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 831206
Date(s): 1831-03-06
Abstract

In English.

Washington Allston letter

Mss 830231.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 830231.1
Date(s): 1830-03-31
Abstract

In English.