Artist Birthdays December 3 — GILBERT STUART
GILBERT STUART (December 3, 1755 – July 9, 1828)
- Nationality: American
- Field: Painting
- Art Movement: Portraiture
- ARTiFact: His best known work, the unfinished portrait of George Washington (The Athenaeum), was left incomplete at the time of Stuart’s death; the image featured in the painting has appeared on the United States one-dollar bill for over a century.
- Artist Quote: “What a business is this of a portrait painter! You bring him a potato and expect he will paint you a peach.”
- Notable Artwork (shown below): The Athenaeum, 1796.