John Neagle

1796-1865 America/Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-John Neagle was born in Boston in 1796. He first studied under Pietro Ancora, the owner of the art gallery Bell & Ancora in Philadelphia. Next, Neagle did an apprenticeship with a coach painter and eventually took instruction from the portraitist Thomas Sully. Finally, after unsuccessful ventures in Kentucky and New Orleans, he settled in Philadelphia. From 1821, he exhibited at the Academy of the Fine Arts. Gilbert Stuart and Washington Allston later imbued the influence of British portraitists on his work. He married Sully's step-daughter in 1826 and went to New York, where he painted portraits of famous people in the acting profession. Neagle became an established portraitist of notable sitters in Philadelphia throughout the remainder of his life.

 

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Henry
Clay

Henry Clay#

Pat Lyon at
the Forge

Pat Lyon at the Forge

Portrait of a
Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman

Portrait of
Opera Singer

Portrait of Opera Singer

Reverend
Gregory

The Reverend Gregory Townsend Bedell

The Studious
Artist

The Studious Artist

Thomas W
Dyott

Thomas W Dyott

William
Strickland

William Strickland

Mathew
Carey

Mathew Carey

Henry
Bascom

Henry Bedelman Bascom

George
Peabody

George Peabody

Dr William
Potts Dewees

Dr William Potts Dewees