Asher B. Durand

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Name
Asher B. Durand
Also Known as
Asher Brown Durand
A. B. Durand
Born
Jefferson Village, New Jersey 1796
Died
Maplewood, New Jersey 1886
Active in
  • New York, New York
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Asher B. Durand studied printmaking with his father and became a successful engraver by age twenty-four. But Thomas Cole’s canvases of New York State’s mountains and cascades inspired Durand to leave engraving and become a painter. He studied in Europe during the summer of 1840, but quickly came to believe that artists should look to the scenery of America for inspiration.

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