John William Casilear

1811 Born in New York City

1827–31 Served apprenticeship with engraver Peter Maverick

1831 Studied painting with Asher B. Durand

1833 First exhibited at the National Academy of Design; elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design

1840–43 Traveled in Europe with Asher B. Durand, John F. Kensett, and Thomas P. Rossiter

1845 First exhibited at the American Art–Union

1847 First exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum

1850 First sketching trip to the White Mountains

1852 Elected Academician, National Academy of Design

1855 First exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

1857 Retired from the banknote engraving business

1857–58 Visited and sketched in Europe

1858–93 Maintained a studio in the Tenth Street Studio Building, New York City

1867 Married in Tamworth, New Hampshire, to Helen M. Howard

1893 Died in Saratoga, New York



John William Casilear, carte de visite; photographed by Johnston Brothers, New York City, probably 1860s. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1952 (52.605). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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