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Silas Wood
Remarks: Silas Wood, Jr. was active in New York City from about 1839 to 1869. Primarily a landscape artist, Wood exhibited landscapes from 1854 to 1858 at the National Academy of Design. These landscapes show that he traveled outside of New York State, painting landscapes. Wood made trips to Mississippi, as well as the northeast states of Massachusetts, Ohio, and Vermont. The New York City directories show that in 1854 Wood taught drawing at his studio. Two years later, he listed himself as a "teacher of monochromatic paintings," and advertised monochromatic boards for sale.