Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

R. Swain Gifford (1840-1905)
Robert Swain Gifford was a painter, illustrator, etcher, and teacher. He studied with Albert Van Beest, B. Russell, W. Bradford in New Bedford in the late 1850's. After moving to Boston in 1864, then to New York City in 1866. He was a member of ANA in 1867; the New York Etching Club; the National Academy of Design in 1878; the Society of American Artists in 1877; American Watercolor Socity; the Society of Landscape Painters; the National Arts Club; Royal Society of Painters and Etchers of London. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1863 to 1899; the Centennial Exposition of Philadelphia in 1876 (gold); the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 (gold); the Charleston Exposition, 1902 (gold). Illustrations: Picturesque America, 1872; "Harriman Alaska Expedition," 1901. He traveled extensively, painting in Oregon and California in 1869, and later went to Europe, Algiers, and Egypt. He was instructor at the Cooper Union Art School, 1866-1896.
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