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Peale, Rembrandt

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Born: 1778 AD
Died: 1860 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Painters

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1778 - Born on the 22nd of February in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Rembrandt Peale was renowned for his idealized portraits of prominent Baltimoreans as well as his establishment of the Peale Museum, a museum of paintings and natural history, in Baltimore.

 

1795-1800 - He traveled with his brother, Raphaelle, in Maryland and the South, painting portraits.

 

1814 - He established a Museum and Gallery of Paintings (called the Municipal Museum during the 20th Century) at 225 North Holliday Street and pioneered in the use of illuminating gas.

 

1823 - His most well-known painting is that of George Washington that was purchased by Congress and still hangs in the U.S. Capitol.

 

1834 - Rembrandt settled in New York where he succeeded Trumbull as President of the American Academy.

         - He was one of the founding members of the National Academy of Design.

 

1860 - He died on the 3rd of October.


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