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ID: 500019769
 
Record Type: Person
Duncanson, Robert Seldon (American painter, 1821-1872)

Note: A landscape painter of the Hudson River school, Duncanson was the first African-American artist to receive international acclaim. He was self-taught, as is evident in the style of his early works; however, he ultimately became renowned for his romantic and realistic landscapes. He was active primarily in Michigan and Ohio, although he traveled to Europe and lived briefly in Montreal, where he had moved to avoid the Civil War. In Canada, he inspired a younger genration of artists to form the first Canadian school of landscape painting.

Names:
Duncanson, Robert Seldon (preferred,V,index)
Robert Seldon Duncanson (V,display)
Duncanson, Robert S. (V,LC)
Duncanson, Robert Scott (V)  ....  common misspelling
Robert Scott Duncanson (V)  ....  common misspelling

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African-American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
daguerreotypist

Gender: male

Events:
active:   Cincinnati (Hamilton county, Ohio, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Duncanson, Robert Seldon (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, 1821-1872) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(artist, 1821-1872) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1817-1872) ..... [WCI]
(American painter 1821-1872) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American artist, 1821-1872) ..... [WCP]
(African American painter, 1821-1872) ..... [Grove Art]
(American artist, 1817-1872) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Duncanson, Robert S. ........ [GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP, WCP Preferred]
.........................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
.........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81052386
Duncanson, Robert Scott ........ [BHA Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art, VP, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
...............................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...............................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
...............................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Duncanson, Robert Seldon ........ [VP]
.................................................  Personal Communication Sherman Clarke; 11 October 2011
Robert Scott Duncanson ........ [VP]
.............................................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 24
Robert Seldon Duncanson ........ [VP]
...............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Cederholm, Afro-American artists (1973)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Groce and Wallace, Artists in America (1957)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 20 January 2004
....................  Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 24-29; 24
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Locke, Negro in art (1940)
....................  Mallett's Index of Artists (1935)
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Young, Dictionary of American Artists (1968)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 20 January 2005
.......... Lewis, African American Art and Artists (2003) 24-
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