Joshua Shaw
1776-1860
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Joshua Shaw was already a respected painter in England when he settled in Philadelphia in 1817 at the age of 41. For the rest of his life, he would explore the rugged American terrain. One of the fathers of American landscaping paintings, Shaw favored the idealized style of Claude Lorrain and Thomas Gainsborough, …

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