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Sanford Robinson Gifford  American  1823 -1880
Born: Greenfield, Saratoga County New York  
Died: New York New York  
Active: Hudson New York  until 1855
White Mountains New Hampshire  1853-1854, 1865-1866
 Europe  1855-1857, 1859, 1868-1870
Rocky Mountains Colorado  1870
Addresses:  New York New York   
Studied: Brown University 1842-1844
Europe c.1855-1858
Instructors: John Rubens Smith NYC, c. 1845
Exhibited: National Academy of Design 1847-1860, 1861-1880
Brooklyn Art Association 1861-1880
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1880
American Art Union 
Brooklyn Art Association 
Washington State Historical Society, 1963 ("Site o 
Regional Painters of Puget Sound 1870-1920
Art Institute of Chicago 
Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, WA 1986
Metropolitan Museum of Art (memorial exhibition, c. 1880)
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Examples of Work: Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, New York 
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
New York Historical Society, New York 
Newark Museum, New Jersey 
The Toledo Museum of Art 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: White Mountains
Hudson River School
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Memberships: National Academy of Design ANA 1850; NA 1854
Union League Club 
Century Association 1859
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Sanford Robinson Gifford, born in 1823, studied at Brown University with John Rubens form 1842-44. He was trained in the Hudson River School style. Gifford began as a portraits but turned to landscapes after 1843 when he went ... (More)

America's most illustrious luminist painter, Sanford Robinson Gifford introduced a full-fledged love for light as a boundless and form-dissolving force. Gifford imbued his paintings with a transparent, intangible sense of atmo... (More)

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