George W. Piggott (1852 - 1896)

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Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Death: Died in Bellevue Hospital, New York City, New York, New York
Cause of death: Typhoid Fever
Occupation: Artist
Managed by: Leslie Ann
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About George W. Piggott

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George was seven years old when the American Consul sent him to New York to live with an aunt after his father, an American citizen, was killed during an uprising of slaves in the tropics. He studied art under Walter Shirlaw in New York and Jules Joseph Lefebvre in Paris. He holds several patents to original carpet designs dating from 1874 to 1883. He was assignor to Hartford Carpet Company as well as Alexander Crow and Alexander Crow, jr. He was a member of the Society of American Artists, The Salmagundi Club, as well as the Westchester Walking Club.

During the 3rd annual exhibition of the Society of American Artists in April of 1880 he sold a painting called "Contented" for $60. Some of his other works include a painting called "Trees Along a Riverbank" and the Painting above is called "Artist Studio".

Obituary

George W. Piggott, an artist, died in this city last Sunday of typhoid fever. He was born in Maracaibo in 1852, his mother being a Venezuelan. though his father was of an old New-York Quaker family. He studied art under Walter Shirlaw in New-York and Lefebvre in Paris. and also spent some time in Venice. His best vein lay in portrait painting.

----New York Times, November 26, 1896

George Piggott, a portrait artist and a native of South America, died last Sunday after an illness resulting from blood poisoning. His father, an American citizen, was killed during an uprising of slaves in the tropics, and the child was sent to the United States by the American Consul. He studied art in Rome, and was recently associated with the art department of a large New York firm.

----New York Herald, November 26, 1896

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George Piggott's Timeline

1852
December 24, 1852
Maracaibo, Venezuela
1896
November 22, 1896
Age 43
Bellevue Hospital, New York City, New York, New York
November 24, 1896
Age 43
Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York