Aaron Draper Shattuck

1832 Born in Francestown, New Hampshire

1851 Studied portrait painting with Alexander Ransom in Boston

1852 Studied at the National Academy of Design

1854 First painted in the White Mountains

1855 First exhibited at the National Academy of Design and at the Boston Athenaeum

1856 Elected Associate at the National Academy of Design; first exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

1856–70 Maintained a studio at the Tenth Street Studio Building, New York City

1859 First exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association

1860 Married Marian Colman, sister of artist Samuel Colman Jr.

1861 Elected Academician at the National Academy of Design

1868 Painted The White Hills in October

1870 Moved to West Granby, Connecticut

1876 Exhibited at the U.S. Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia

1883 Patented a canvas stretcher key

1888 Stopped painting after an illness

1928 Died in Granby, Connecticut





Aaron Draper Shattuck, carte de visite (detail); photographed by George G. Rockwood, New York City, probably 1860s. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Albert Ten Eyck Gardner Collection, gift of the Centennial Committee, 1970 (1970.659.725). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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