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George Inness

George Inness, United States painter, born Newburg, New York May 1, 1825, died Bridge of Allan, Scotland, August 3 1894.

Inness was the 5th of 13 children of a grocer. His family moved to Newark, New Jersey when he was about 4 years of age. In his teens Inness worked as a map engraver, and sketched scenes from nature on the side. He attracted attention and studied with Regis Gignoux in New York City. In his early 20s a patron Ogden Haggerty sponsored him to spend over a year in Italy and a year in France before returning to the States. He was regarded as the finest American landscape artist of his time.

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