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Samuel Isham

Born: May 12, 1855

Death: Jun 12, 1914

Nationality: United States

Samuel Isham

Date of Birth : May 12, 1855
Date of Death : Jun 12, 1914

Samuel Isham was an American portrait and figure painter, born in New York. He studied at Yale, where he was a member of the third editorial board of The Yale Record. After graduating in 1875, he studied law and was admitted to the bar. Opting out of a career in law, Isham turned to art, studying in Paris at the Academie Julian. He exhibited at both Paris salons and at the larger American exhibitions, and became a member of the National Academy in 1906. His most important achievement, however, was his History of American Painting, the best work on the subject. It deserves high praise for its adequate treatment, sympathetic usually just appreciations, and pleasing style.

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