William H. Johnson’s painting style changed dramatically as he traveled between Europe and America.
Anna Hyatt Huntington is known as much for her work as a patron of the arts as she is for her work as a sculptor. In 1931 she and her husband, Archer Huntington, heir to a railroad fortune, established Brookgreen Gardens, the first public sculpture garden in the United States.
Henry Brintnell Bounetheau was an accountant who painted miniatures on the side. He and his wife, Julia Clarkson Du Pré, were artists of note during the 1830s and 1840s. Bounetheau was also an amateur musician, with a special talent for the flute.
Painter, photographer. For almost six decades, Gill worked for the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology, first as an illustrator and then as director of the Division of Illustration. During those years he did field work with W. H.
Thomas Sully, the younger brother of miniaturist Lawrence Sully, was brought to Charleston, South Carolina, at the age of nine.
The artistic gifts of James Hampton were virtually unknown until shortly after his death. Hampton was born in the small rural community of Elloree, South Carolina.
Charles Fraser practiced law from 1808 until 1817, before taking up painting. He was the leading miniaturist in Charleston before the Civil War, producing more than five hundred portraits as well as a number of landscape paintings.
Inez Nathaniel went north to Philadelphia during the Great Migration of the 1930s to escape the harsh realities of farm work in the rural South.
Edward Lamson Henry was seventeen when he went to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and while he was there he befriended a noted antiquarian named William Kulp. Their friendship led Henry to an obsession with antiques, which he collected for the rest of his life.