John Vanderlyn

1775-1852 America/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-John Vanderlyn was born in New York in 1775. He first studied with the portraitist Gilbert Stuart in Philadelphia. His work gained him the favour of the politician Aron Burr, who funded his trip to Paris, where John studied under the neoclassical painter François André Vincent at the École des Beaux-Arts. He returned home for a period between 1800 and 1803 and painted scenes of Niagara Falls to bring back to Europe. On his return to Europe, John associated with the artist Washington Allston from South Carolina in London and spent several years in Rome and Paris. In 1815, he returned to America to exhibit his works but was mostly unsuccessful in selling paintings. His view paintings were not as popular with Americans as they were with Europeans. He spent much of his wealth on a building to display pictures in New York City; unfortunately, it became a failed venture. He had to resort to inferior quality portraiture to scratch a living, and sadly died in relative poverty in New York in 1852.

 

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James
Madison

James Madison

Landing of
Columbus

Landing of Columbus

James
Monroe

James Monroe



Palace and Gardens
of Versailles

Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles

Ariadne
Asleep-

Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos

Aaron
Burr

Aaron Burr

Santa
Claus

Santa Claus

Marius at
Carthage

Marius at Carthage

Mary
Scott Swann

Mary Scott Swann

Theodosia
Burr Alston

Theodosia Burr Alston

Mrs Marinus
Willett-

Mrs Marinus Willett and Her Son Marinus Jr

Sampson Vryling
Stoddard Wilder

Sampson Vryling Stoddard Wilder

Death of
Jane McCrea

The Death of Jane McCrea