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us: Duncanson, Robert S., 1821-1872

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    • us: Duncanson, Robert Seldon, 1821-1872
    • us: Duncanson, Robert Scott, 1821-1872
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1821
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1872-12-21
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Fayette (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Hudson River School
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Painting
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) African American painters
      • Sources

        • found: His Robert S. Duncanson: a centennial exhibition, 1972.
        • found: Robert Scott Duncanson, 1821-1872: Landscape, 1870, c2003: biog. (b. Fayette, NY; d. Detroit, MI, Dec. 21, 1872)
        • found: N.Y. Times online, July 14, 2011 (viewed Oct. 20, 2011) article: Condemning slavery with a paintbrush (Robert S. Duncanson, African-American painter; middle name often given as Scott but was actually Seldon)
        • found: Wikipedia, July 8, 2013: (Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821 - Dec. 21, 1872) was an African-American painter associated with the Hudson River School; he is often described incorrectly as Robert Scott Duncanson, the son of a Canadian of Scottish descent, but he was actually descended from freed Virginia slaves)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Duncanson, Robert S.; painter; born 1821 in Fayette, New York, United States. He produced a series of American landscapes, such as Western Forest (1857) and Rainbow (1859); donated paintings to support antislavery organizations; in response to the impending Civil War, created the most ambitious easel painting of his career, Land of the Lotus Eaters (1861); escaped in 1863 to Montreal, Canada, visisted England; returned to Cincinnati in 1867; in the late 1860s he developed a severe dementia ; died 21 December 1872 in Detroit, Michigan, United States)
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