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Practically unknown in his own day, Heade today is widely recognized as one
greatest American romantic painters, and is unique in having been equally able as a
landscape painter and as a master of the floral still life.
Three more Beard pictures.
born: Hartford Connecticut; 4 May 1826
died: New York, New York; 7 April 1900
Eight more Church landscapes.
born: Solingen, near Düsseldorf Westfalia (now Germany); 7 January 1830
died: New York, United States; 19 February 1902
Emigrants Crossing the Plains
More Bierstadt paintings.
born: Rossville, Staten Island, New York; 18 February 1836
died: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York; 1900
Hudson River School Landscape Painter
Three more Cropsey Landscapes.
born: Boston, Mass.; 24 February 1836
died: Prout's Neck, New York; 29 September 1910
Fifty more Homer pictures.
born: Bolton, Lancashire, England; 12 February 1837
died: Santa Barbara, California; 1926
Chasm of the Colorado
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Thirteen more Moran pictures
On August 26, 1883, the island volcano of Krakatoa in Indonesia, a minor volcanic island with a history of violent volcanic activity, exploded. The eruption was one of the largest natural disasters in recorded history. The explosion was heard more than 3000 miles away. The effects were experienced on a global scale.
A series of large tsunami waves generated by the main explosion, some reaching a height of nearly 40 meters above sea level, killed more than 36,000 people in the coastal towns and villages along the Sunda Strait on Java and Sumatra islands. Tsunami waves were recorded or observed throughout the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the American West Coast, South America, and even as far away as the English Channel.
Fine ash from the eruption were carried by upper level winds as far away as New York City. Volcanic dust blew into the upper atmosphere reducing incoming solar radiation and chilling the eath thus affecting the earth's weather for several years. And 1880s were blessed with some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets ever seen.
born: France?; about 1840
died: London, England; 1902
Little biographical information is available for Paul Frénzeny, most of what we know comes from the Harper's Weekly pictures he created. He probably was in Mexico in his early twenties, before he ended up in New York. He was in the United States by 1868 (28) when his first wood-cut illustrations began to appear in Harper's.
He probably had little formal art training because it is reported that while he was good at sketching, he didn't seem to have been trained in painting or working in other media. All his life he worked in wood-cut illustrations via pencil sketches.
He began to work with Jules Tavernier in 1873 (33) when he began to jointly create pictures with Tavernier for Harper's. That colaboration lasted around three years.
Tavernier tried his luck as a fine artist on the frontier, Frenzeny opted for continuing as an illustrator. For awhile after they argued and broke up Frenzeny stayed around San Franciso, but finally left going down the Pacific coast to Southern California, Mexico, Central America, across Panama, and back up to New York.
He worked several more years in New York and eventually joined the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, ending up in London where he illustrated books and worked for the London Graphic. He died in London in 1902.
Many more Paul Frenzeny illustrations.
born: Paris, France; 1844
died: Honolulu, Hawaii; 18 May 1889
Many more Tavernier landscapes and a biography.
born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 25 July 1844
died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 25 June 1916
Twenty-two more Eakins Pictures.
Five more Thayer pictures.
born: Williamsberg, Indiana; 1 November 1849
died: New York; 25 October 1916
Six more Chase pictures.
born: Cincinnati, Ohio; 1850
Book illustrator and an organizer of the Boy Scouts of America.
born: Canton, New York; 4 October 1861
died: Ridgefield, Conn.; 26 December 1909
On the Trail
Eight more Remington pictures.
born: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; 21 June 1859
died: Paris, France; 25 May 1937
America Guided by Wisdom
Three more Tanner pictures.
born: St. Louis, Mo.; 1864
Three more Russell pictures.
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