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John Neagle (1796-1865)

John Neagle (1796-1865) began his artistic career as an apprentice coach painter.  In his teens and early 20s, he worked as an itinerant artist in Kentucky and Louisiana.  Returning to Philadelphia in 1820, he sought training from Bass Otis (1784-1861), … Continue reading

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Outside the Box – John Neagle

It’s been great fun while in the midst of a project involving all antebellum portrait artists in the Ohio River Valley to spend time with the work of intriguing but sometimes slighted artists. John Neagle (1796-1865) is one.  Beyond the well-known … Continue reading

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