Rufus Hathaway (1770-1822)
Professions: Porträtmaler; Miniature painter; Sculptor / Carver; Painter
RUFUS HATHAWAY (1770-1822)
*RUFUS HATHAWAY (1770-1822)
Rufus Hathaway Biography
(b Freetown, MA, ?2 Feb 1770; d Duxbury, MA, 13 Oct 1822). American painter and physician. He may have been apprenticed to ship-carvers and decorators, but he was not trained in fine art. His earliest known portrait, Lady with her Pets (1790; New York, Met.), demonstrates his unsophisticated, decorative style. Between 1790 and 1796 he seems to have worked as an itinerant artist; only portraits of relatives and friends survive. During his life he painted at least 25 portraits as well as miniatures, views and decorative overmantels. He also painted a genre subject, the Welch Curate , c. 1800 (see Valentine and Little, p. 641), which was freely adapted from an English mezzotint. He carved the frames for some of his paintings. From 1796 he studied medicine and established himself as a physician in Duxbury, MA.Grove Art excerpts - Electronic ©2003, Oxford Art Online
Rufus Hathaway Sold at AuctionView all Rufus Hathaway Sold at Auction
To see auction price results and more examples of work by Rufus Hathaway, please click View all Rufus Hathaway Sold at Auction.