Thursday, October 5, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: October 5, 1851 – Thomas Pollock Anshutz

The Ironworker's Noontime.

From the Kentucky Encyclopedia –
Thomas Pollock Anshutz, painter and teacher, was born October 5, 1851, in Newport, Kentucky, to Jacob and Jane Abigail (Pollock) Anshutz. In 1868 his family moved to Wheeling, West Virginia. Anshutz studied art at the National Academy of Design in New York City (1872-75); under Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts until 1881; and in Paris at the Academie Julien. He succeeded Eakins as teacher of painting at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1896 and became head of the faculty there in 1909. Among Anshutz's pupils were John Sloan, John Marin, and Charles Demuth. His landscape On the Ohio is based on boyhood memories and impressions of Kentucky. Anshutz was a member of the Philadelphia Water Color Club and National Academy of Design. In September 1892 Anshutz married Effie Schriver Russell of Wheeling, West Virginia. He died at his home in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, on June 16, 1912.
Selected Source from UK Libraries:

Griffin, Randall C., Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Thomas Pollock Anshutz. Homer, Eakins, and Anshutz : The Search for American Identity in the Gilded Age. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State U, 2004. Print.
ND210 .G75 2004, Fine Arts Library

Other Sources:

Thomas Anshutz at American Art Gallery

Thomas Pollock Anshutz at Museum Syndicate

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