Leaving his native New York in 1863, Jackson made his first trip west as a driver for a wagon train.
De Forest calls art "one of the last strongholds of magic" and creates richly colored and textured fantasy worlds that he describes as "unknowable [though] hauntingly familiar." De Forest studied at the California School of Fine Arts from 1950 to 1952 and received his BA and MA degrees fro
Although he was born American, Andrea Badami moved with his family to their native home in Sicily when he was very young. An early teacher urged Badami's parents to enroll him in art lessons, but they thought this was a waste of time and sent him to work on the family farm instead.
Specializing in commercial portraits, Rinehart opened a studio in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1886. Commissioned by the government, in 1898 he became the official photographer of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha.
Jun Kaneko grew up in Japan and "barely finished" high school because he spent most of his time drawing and painting.
Perkins Harnly's birth in Ogallala, Nebraska, occurred during the same year that marked the death of Queen Victoria in England. Although the Victorian era had ended by the time Harnly became an artist, it remained a source of inspiration for much of his work.