John Paradise (1783-1833)
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 33 x 24 3/4 in. ( 83.8 x 62.9 cm )
The subject was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and as a youth was apprenticed to a saddlemaker. At the age of eighteen he decided to become a painter and went to Philadelphia, studying briefly with Denis A. Volozan. By 1810 he had established his studio in New York, where it was to remain the rest of his life. Paradise was one of the founders of the National Academy of Design.
Bequest of Mrs. Thomas F. Paradise
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