John Quidor

1801-1881 America/Literary Subjects-Folklore

 

Brief Biography-John Quidor was born in Tappan, New York, in 1801. He took brief instruction from the portraitist John Wesley Jarvis when he was a teenager. He earned his living mainly as a sign painter while eagerly engaged in painting pictures of folklore scenes. However, he also painted landscapes. The National Academy of Design exhibited his works from 1827. Quidor primarily painted tales from literary subjects such as "Rip Van Winkle" and "Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Unfortunately, his infusion of humour into his paintings led to the public not receiving his work with much sincerity at the time.

 

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wolfert webber
at the inn

wolfert webber at the inn


dorothea

dorothea

landscape
with figures

landscape with figures

leatherstocking's
rescue

leatherstocking s rescue

money
diggers

money diggers

rip van
winkle

rip van winkle

the headless
horseman

the headless horseman pursuing ichabod

the money
diggers

the money diggers

the return of
rip van winkle

the return of rip van winkle

tom walker's
flight

tom walker's flight

wolfert's
will

wolfert's will

antony van corlear
& peter stuyvesant

antony van corlear brought into the presence of peter stuyvesant