Artists (W) (American Collection)
In 1861, Frederick Judd Waugh had the benefit of being born into an artistic family; his father, Samuel B. Waugh, was a noted portrait painter, and his mother, Mary Eliza Young, a miniature painter. With such a background, it should come as no surprise that both Frederick and his half-sister Ida grew up to be artists, a future prophesied by his father who once told him, "Freddy, you will never make a businessman. You will do much better as an artist." That encouragement led to...
Born in Germany, Adolph Alexander Weinman immigrated to the United States with his mother when he was ten. At 15, he was apprenticed to carver Frederick Kaldenberg, who worked primarily in wood and ivory. His evenings were spent studying drawing and modeling at Cooper Union. Later, Weinman studied at the Art Students League where he was instructed by the premiere American sculptor at that time, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. During his early career, Weinman worked in the studios of a number of significant sculptors including...
In the employ of Royal Doulton China from 1880-1909. Painter of Landscapes, animals and fish. It was he who painted a dessert service presented to Queen Victoria on her Diamond Jubilee by Princess Louise.
Considered the greatest colonial silversmith, from the superior quality of his work, Edward Winslow was born in America, the grandson of John Winslow who came to this country in the ship Fortune in 1621. Winslow's first wife, Hannah Moody, was the daughter of Rev. Joshua Moody of the First Church of Boston. Winslow became a freeman in 1702 and, in addition to silversmithing, found time to be very active in civic affairs in Boston. Between 1699 and 1715 he served as constable, tithingman,...