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Richard Caton Woodville

Born: Apr 30, 1825

Death: Aug 13, 1855

Birthplace: Baltimore

Nationality: United States

Richard Caton Woodville

Date of Birth : Apr 30, 1825
Date of Death : Aug 13, 1855
Birth Place : Baltimore

Richard Caton Woodville was an American artist from Baltimore who spent his professional career in Europe, after studying in Dusseldorf under the direction of Karl Ferdinand Sohn. He died of an overdose of morphine in London at the age of 30. He was the father of Richard Caton Woodville, Jr., also a noted artist. He had a short but intense career, which he produced fewer than 20 paintings; they were well known in their time through exhibition and prints and have remained prominent in the canon of American painters.

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