John LaFarge was born in New York City, the son of prosperous French emigres, his father having been a refugee from the ill-fated Napoleonic expedition to San Domingo. LaFarge began drawing at an early age, had intermittent instruction, and graduated from the Roman Catholic Mount St.
Born in Billings, Montana, 1948. Currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island. Hanson teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work was included in "Polemical Landscapes," California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside (1990).
Born 4 March 1832, Portland, Maine, son of a bookseller, publisher, and dealer in fine engravings; moved with family to New York as a youth. By 1850, decided to become an artist. First exhibited 1851, National Academy of Design. Probably studied with Asher B. Durand around this time.
Merkin did graduate work in fine arts at Michigan State University and the Rhode Island School of Design after earning his B.F.A. at Syracuse University. Since 1970 he has served as an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, although he currently resides in New York City.
Janet Prip studied jewelry and metalsmithing at Rhode Island School of Design, then spent several years creating designs and prototypes for the commercial jewelry business. Her current work focuses on cast metal vessels that show male and female faces in dramatic profile.
Thomas Young lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island. His portraits, which are rarely found, depict prominent figures in Rhode Island society from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.