Biography, Art, and Representation of Nationalism
- John Quidor was born on January 26, 1801 in Tappan, New Jersey.
- At age nine he moved with his family to New York City, where he began painting tavern signs and the like under the instruction of portraitist John Wesley Jarvis.
- This lasted from 1818 to 1822 when he sued Jarvis for noncompliance with the terms of his apprenticeship.
- In 1827, he began his career as a portraitist, specializing in the illustration of scenes from novels by James Fennimore Cooper and Washington Irving.
- From 1828 to around 1830, Quidor enjoyed success with exhibitions at the National Academy of Design and the Boston Athenaeum. He also took on two students, Charles Loring Elliott and Thomas Bangs Thorpe.
- During the late 1840's, Quidor moved West, only to return to New York in 1851 to resume painting.
- In 1868, Quidor moved in with his daughter in New Jersey
- He died there in 1881
Examples of Artwork
The Money Diggers
The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane
Illustation of Nationalism
Contribution to the Art World
"National Gallery of Art." Artist Info. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015
"The Money Diggers." Brooklyn Museum: American Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015
"Art Now and Then." John Quidor. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015
"Quidor, John; 1801-81." AVHS-APUSH. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015