Horace Wolcott Robbins Jr.

1842 Born in Mobile, Alabama

1859 Studied with James M. Hart in New York City

1860 Graduated from Newton University in Baltimore, Maryland; opened a studio in New York City

1862 Served at Harper’s Ferry in the 22nd New York Regiment; first exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

1863 First exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the Brooklyn Art Association; produced earliest known White Mountain works; elected a member of the Century Association

1864 Elected Associate member of National Academy of Design; traveled to Jamaica with Frederic E. Church

1865–66 Continued studies in England and Paris as well as a sketching trip to Switzerland

1878 Elected Academician of the National Academy of Design

1890 Studied law at Columbia University, New York City

1892 Admitted to practice law by the New York State Bar

1904 Died in New York City




Horace Wolcott Robbins Jr.; engraving from H. W. French, Art and Artists in Connecticut (Boston, 1878). Courtesy of the New Hampshire State Library.

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