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A designer and painter, Mark Sheridan was born in Atlanta and studied at the Georgia School (now Institute) of Technology and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He lived and worked in Savannah before 1948, when he settled in nearby Ridgeland, South Carolina. During his career, Sheridan was an active, exhibiting member of the National Arts ... MORE

A rugged individualist who purposefully removed himself from the artistic mainstream, Houghton Cranford Smith did not follow any single aesthetic doctrine, but rather absorbed ideas from a range of sources to fashion a thoroughly independent course. Born in Arlington, New Jersey in 1887, Smith studied under William Merritt Chase and Kenneth ... MORE

An important figure in the Hudson River School, William Sonntag created dramatic landscapes that extolled the grandeur of the American outdoors. Born near Pittsburgh, Sonntag undertook formal training at the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts under Godfrey Frankenstein in the 1840s. He subsequently established a studio in that ... MORE

Scottish-born Alexander Charles Stuart was an accomplished ship portrait and marine painter who worked primarily on navy bases and shipyards along the Delaware River, as well as in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. In an 1896 account of his life, Stuart recorded that he had grown up in Glasgow, then a major shipbuilding city, and studied ... MORE