American History Painters

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American History Painters

Around 1780, shortly after the close of America's richest source of history begging to be painted, the "handful" of American painters capable of rising to the demands of this calling amounted to John Trumbull, Thomas Sully, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, and Benjamin West. [1]


Washington Crossing the Delaware River by Emanuel Leutze. This painting is considered the most famous icon of American history.

George Peter Alexander Healy, The Peacemakers, ca. 1868.

West William Penn s Treaty with the Indians.jpg

William Penn's Treaty with the Indians Benjamin West

See also

Abraham Lincoln by John Wesley Jarvis, 1861.
George Washington (Patriae Pater) by Rembrandt Peale.
Benjamin West, The Battle of La Hogue, ca. 1778.

External links

Benjamin Franklin by French painter Jean Baptiste Greuze.

Spirit of 1776 by Archibald MacNeal Willard
Battle of Wilson's Creek; mural in the Missouri State Capitol by N.C. Wyeth, 1920.