Rembrandt Peale (c.1778 - 1860)

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Birthplace: Bucks, PA, USA
Death: Died
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About Rembrandt Peale

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"...Rembrandt Peale (February 22, 1778 – October 3, 1860) was an American artist and museum keeper. A prolific portrait painter, he was especially acclaimed for his likenesses of presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Peale's style was influenced by French Neoclassicism after a stay in Paris in his early thirties..."

"...Rembrandt Peale was born the third of six surviving children (eleven had died) to his mother, Rachel Brewer, and father, Charles Willson Peale in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on February 22, 1778. The father, Charles, also a notable artist, taught all of his children to paint scenery and portraiture, and tutored Rembrandt in the arts and sciences..."

"...At the age of 20, Rembrandt married 22-year-old Eleanor May Short (1776–1836) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Philadelphia.[2] During their marriage, Rembrandt and Eleanor had nine children: Rosalba, Eleanor, Sarah Miriam, Michael Angelo, and Emma Clara among them..."

"...Peale went on to create over 70 detailed replicas, including one of George Washington in full military uniform that currently hangs in the Oval Office..."

"...Rembrandt Peale completed over 600 paintings. He painted portraits of many notable people, including American presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Chief Justice John Marshall, and John C. Calhoun. His paintings are in many public collections..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Rembrandt Peale', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 30 March 2011, 05:14 UTC, <> [accessed 9 May 2011]

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February 22, 1778
Bucks, PA, USA
October 3, 1860
Age 82