Category Archives: Neoclassical

Emanuel Luetze – American Neoclassical & The Revolutionary War

Emanuel Luetze, famous for his painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, painted a variety of neoclassical works of great interest. Painting in the early and mid 1800s, in the generation after Benjamin West and the 18th century colonists, his paintings are lively and contain a variety of themes including Manifest Destiny and 'westward expansion of the empire'; Columbus Read More

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John Trumbull – American Neoclassical & The Revolutionary War

Students of Benjamin West included John Trumbull, famous for depictions of the American Revolution. Trumbull painted scenes of George Washington, the Continental Congress, and generals on the battlefield in a neoclassical style that represents the height of picture-making for its day.

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Benjamin West – American Neoclassical & The Revolutionary War

Benjamin West, painting from 1760s to the 1810s, was a forefather of American painting. His works include neoclassical and American rococo paintings based on mythological and antiquitarian themes, many of which are recognizable. He also is also known for depictions of the settling of the New World, like Penn's Treaty with The Indians, and for portraits of the American Read More

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