Thursday, October 11, 2012

One of my favorite painters: John Trumbull

John Trumbull was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. He studied to be a painter under another great guy named Benjamin West. The reason I like John is that his work has a distinctly neo-classical style. His work grabs you. I'm also a sucker for anything involving war history, so thats the reason I found him. He did the infamous painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which was eventually purchased by the United States congress. First one below....

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