Washington Allston

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Birthday
5, 1779
Birthplace
Georgetown, SC
Death Date
Jul 9, 1843 (63)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1779
Birthplace
Georgetown, SC
Death Date
Jul 9, 1843 (63)

About

Painter and poet known for "Moonlit Landscape" from 1809 and other works. He pioneered the American Romantic landscape-painting movement.

Before Fame

He studied at Harvard before attending London's Royal Academy.

Trivia

He lived in the Boston, Massachusetts area for nearly three decades; the city's Allston neighborhood was named after him.

Family Life

He was married to Ann Channing from 1809 until her death in 1815.

Associated With

He painted an 1814 portrait of his friend, the renowned author Samuel Taylor Coleridge .