The focus on abstract art during his college years nearly prevented Stephen Elrick from pursuing a career in art. While attending Carleton College in Minnesota, he took an art course during his sophomore year but, bored by the lack of attention to detail and realism, received a C+ and decided he had no future in art. After graduation, he joined the Peace Corps instead and followed that experience with a stint on the staff of a reform school just outside of Audubon, Pennsylvania. Deciding to...
Robert Evans probably began his silversmithing trade sometime between 1790 and 1798, but the exact date is not known due to the lack of biographical information about him. He was married to Mary Peabody, and died intestate in 1812. His estate was administered by the silversmith Rufus Farnam, and Hazen Morse was listed as one of the appraisers.
Little is known about the life of Antoine Faivre. He was born in Besancon, France on May 24, 1830. Popularly known as Tony, he studied with Francois-Edouard Picot (1786-1868) who also taught Adolph William Bouguereau and Alexandre Cabanel. While Faivre seems to have supported himself early on as a primarily decorative painter, he did exhibit at the Paris Salon, winning a Medal of Honor there in 1864. This success led to his popularity as a portrait painter, including commissions from many socially prominent...
In the employ of Royal Doulton China from 1887-1905. Specialist painter of animals.