Samuel L. Gerry (American, 1813-1891)
Oil on canvas, unsigned
8 x 12 inches (19-1/2 x 22-1/2 w/frame)
Considered a leader of the White Mountain School, Samuel Lancaster Gerry was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Although he had no formal art training, he was greatly influenced by the vision and techniques of Asher B. Durand and Thomas Cole.
Following his travels through France, England, Italy, and Switzerland in the late 1830's, absorbing the art and landscape of Europe, Gerry set up his studio in Boston, where he founded the Boston Art Club in 1854. He also made frequent trips to New Hampshire's Lake District and its White Mountains. Gerry was a frequent exhibitor at such institutions as the Boston Athenaeum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, the American Art Union, and the Boston Art Club.
Today, his paintings are displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art and the High Museum of Art.
Philadelphia, MFA Boston, Toledo, High Museum, Brooklyn, etc.
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