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Asher Brown Durand  American  1796 -1886
Born: Jefferson Village, New Jersey, United States 
Died: Jefferson Village, New Jersey, United States 
Active: New York New York  
Addresses:  New York, New York, United States  
Instructors: Peter Maverick 
Exhibited: National Academy of Design 1861-1874
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1890
Brooklyn Art Association 1862-1875
Boston Athenaeum 
Maryland Historical Society 
Paris Salon 1866
Examples of Work: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
Museum of the City of New York 
National Academy of Design 
New York Historical Society, New York 
New York Public Library 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 
Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore 
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts 
Yale University Art Gallery 
Specialty: Instructor
Style/School: Hudson River School
White Mountains
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Memberships: New York Drawing Association 1825 (co-founder)
National Academy of Design Founder NA 1826; PNAD 1845-61
New York Sketch Club 1827 (co-founder)
Century Association 1847 (co-founder)
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Asher Brown Durand, born in 1796, was best known as the "father" of the Hudson River School of landscape due to his similar aesthetics and style. Durand studied with the engraver Peter Maverick from 1812-17 and was made a pa... (More)

Although born to a humble, middle class family, Asher B. Durand ultimately became one of the most important American painters of the 19th century. Durand began his life and artistic career in Newark, New Jersey where he was an apprentice and partner to the engraver Peter Maverick. Although Durand f... (More)

Asher Brown Durand, the son of a watchmaker and silversmith, served a five year apprenticeship to an engraver, Peter Maverick, in Newark New Jersey. After completing his apprenticeship, he became a partner in the busin... (More)

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