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Peale, Rembrandt

Born: 1778 AD
Died: 1860 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Painters

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.