painter and writer. In Europe (1801-10, 1811-18), he studied under B.
West in London and visited Pans and Kome, becoming a close friend of S. T.
Coleridge, W. Irving and B. Thorwaldsen. As the 1st U.S. artist to paint
romantic landscapes he was a precursor of the Hudson River school; he
also painted portraits, e.g. that of Coleridge, and large dramatic
biblical and classical subjects. His Lectures on Art were publ. in
Moonlit Landscape, 1809
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