Durand, Asher Brown

Born: Aug 21, 1796 AD
Died: 1886 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Painters

1796 - Born on August 21st in Maplewood, New Jersey. American painter of the Hudson River School.

1823 - His reputation as an engraver was firmly established with the publication of his engraving after John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence.

1821-1831 - Durand helped found the New York Drawing Association, the National Academy of Design, and the Sketch Club.

         - He formed a partnership with his brother, Cyrus, and Charles C. Wright which specialized in the production of bank notes.

1832 - Durand dissolved his profitable engraving business and entered into a short, successful period as a portrait painter.

1837 - A financial panic combined with encouragement from Thomas Cole led him to try landscape painting.

1845 - He became the second president of the National Academy of Design.

1847 - He helped found the Century Association.

1857 - Durand spent the rest of his life painting in New York City.

1886 - Died on September 17th.
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