Washington Allston

1779-1843 America-Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Washington Allston was from South Caroline in the United States of America. After graduating from Harvard University, he went to London to study at the Royal Academy when he was twenty-one. He studied the art of Paris and Italy, and in 1909 he married Ann Channing. They lived in London until 1815 the year in which Ann sadly died. Allston moved back to America and settled in Boston Massachusetts for the remainder of his life and became Fellow of the American Academy of Arts. He was regarded as the prime Romantic artist in the United States. He was also a successful poet and author and wrote much about art. His style was influenced by Italian art and biblical themes. In America, his art had a lasting influence on the style of American landscape Painting. He died in Boston 1843.

 

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Italian
Landscape

Italian Landscape

The Taming
of the Shrew

Scene from Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

Belshazzar's
Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

An Italian
Landscape

An Italian Landscape

An Italian
Shepherd Boy

An Italian Shepherd Boy

Scene on the
Mediterranean

Coast Scene on the Mediterranean

Donna Mencia in
the Robber's Cavern

Donna Mencia in the Robber's Cavern

Elijah in
the Desert

Elijah in the Desert

Moonlit
Landscape

Moonlit Landscape

Dr John
King

Dr John King

Rebecca at the
Well

Rebecca at the Well

Italian
Shepherd Boy

Italian Shepherd Boy

Jeremiah Dictating
His Prophecy-

Jeremiah Dictating His Prophecy of the Destruction of Jerusalem to Baruch the Scribe

Romantic
Landscape

Romantic Landscape

Miriam the
Prophetess

Miriam the Prophetess

Storm Rising
at Sea

Storm Rising at Sea

The
Sisters

The Sisters

The Flight of
Florimell

The Flight of Florimell

The Spanish
Girl in Reverie

The Spanish Girl in Reverie

The Poor Author and
the Rich Bookseller

The Poor Author and the Rich Bookseller

Uriel Standing
in the Sun

Uriel Standing in the Sun

Samuel Taylor
Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Dead Man
Restored to Life

The Dead Man Restored to Life by Touching the Bones of the Prophet Elisha