Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dogs & Cats in American Folk Art - Joseph Goodhue Chandler 1813-1884


An itinerant painter born in Massachusetts, Joseph Chandler was a typical 19th-century American folk artist traveling from place to place painting portraits. To the relief of modern-day curators, he signed & dated his paintings on the backs of the canvases.  His portraits of children capture the awkwardness of his sitters, and he often included toys & pets & perhaps a landscape in the background--something he did not do with his adult sitters.

Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Frederick Eugene Bennet


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Boy and his Dog



Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Small Boy with Dog

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