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George Henry Boughton
Date: 1833 - 1905
Remarks: Boughton immigrated with his family to the United States when he was one year old, settling in Albany, New York. Soon after they arrived, his parents died and Boughton was raised by his elder brothers. A self-taught artist known for his literary and historical genre subjects, Boughton exhibited his first painting at the American Art-Union in 1852, and a year later showed two paintings at the National Academy of Design. In 1861, Boughton was studying and working in Paris and a year later, he set up a studio at 23 Newman Street in London. Boughton settled in London where there was a circle of American artists. He became a member of the National Academy in 1871 and the Royal Academy in 1896.