Robert Feke

c. 1705-c. 1752 America/Baroque-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Robert Feke was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York of a Dutch family. He worked as a seaman and reports had it, he was taken prisoner and shipped to Spain, where he learned to paint. When he returned, he lived at Newport, Rhode Island before moving to Boston in 1741 and he married in 1742. He painted his first significant group portrait 'The Family Portrait of Isaac Royall' in Boston, and he also worked out of Philadelphia in 1746. John Smibert, John Wollaston and Benjamin West may have influenced his work. Accounts say he went to Bermuda for health reasons and subsequently died there circa 1752.

 

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Brigadier
S Waldo

Brigadier General Samuel Waldo

Charles
Apthorp

Charles Apthorp

Family Portrait
of Isaac Royall

Family Portrait of Isaac Royall

James
Bowdoin II

James Bowdoin two

Judge
Saltonstall

Judge Richard Saltonstall

Mrs Charles
Apthorp

Mrs Charles Apthorp

Mrs Charles
Willing

Mrs Charles Willing

Mrs John
Bannister

Mrs John Bannister

Mrs Samuel
McCall-Sr

Mrs Samuel McCall-Sr

Portrait of a
Woman

Portrait of a Woman

Ralph
Inman

Ralph Inman

Self-
portrait

Thomas
Hopkinson

Thomas Hopkinson

William
Bowdoin

William Bowdoin