George Fuller, by Sidney Dickinson, 1884, continued.
[GEORGE FULLER was born in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1822. He was descended from old Puritan stock, and his ancesters were among the early settlers of the Connecticut River valley. He inherited a taste for art, as an uncle and several other relatives of the previous generation were painters, although none of them attained any particular reputation. He began painting by himself at the age of about sixteen years, and at the age of twenty entered the studio of Henry K. Brown, of Albany, New York, where he received his first and only direct instruction. His work, until the age of about forty years, was almost entirely devoted to portraits; but he is best known, and will be longest remembered, for his ideal work in figure and landscape painting, which he entered upon about 1860, but did not make his distinctive field until 1876. From the latter date, to the time of his death, he painted many important works, and was pecuniarily successful. He received probably the largest prices ever paid to an American artist for single figures: $3,000 for the Winifred Dysart, and $4,000 each for the Priscilla and Evening; Lorette. He died in Boston on the twenty-first of March, 1884, leaving a widow, four sons, and a daughter. During May, a memorial exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Fine Arts. - EDITOR.]
Transcriber's Notes: And She was a Witch, Nydia, The Quadroon and Ideal Head of a Boy, are part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum, New York and may be viewed online by searching the Met site.
Arethusa and Turkey Pasture, Kentucky are in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Winifred Dysart is in the collection of the Worcester, Art Museum, Massachusetts.
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