Artist Birthdays December 3 — GILBERT STUART

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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.

Gilbert Stuart. The Athenaeum, 1796.

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