The Painter's Chair
Hugh Howard is the author of several books, including Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson and Houses of the Founding Fathers.
Hugh Howard talked about The Painter’s Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art. In the book he profiles America’s early portrait artists Charles Wilson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull, and Benjamin West. He recounts the artists' relationships with George Washington and explores the creation of iconic imagery of the first American president. He responded to audience members' questions. Following his remarks he was interviewed by Ellen Miles.
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Ellen Miles Curator National Portrait Gallery->Painting and Sculpture
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