Selected Artists
John Hesselius

"Portrait of a Woman" ca. 1775

Owner: Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois

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The wonderful early American portrait is attributed to John Hesselius (1728-1788), the son of Swedish émigré artist Gustavus Hesselius. John was born in America and lived in Philadelphia until his marriage in 1763. He then moved to the Annapolis area. He was taught by his father and Robert Feke, who visited Philadelphia from New England in the 1740's. Hesselius was also a student of John Wollaston, an English artist active in America from 1749 to 1759. The painter of many Delawareans, Marylanders, and Virginians, Hesselius is known for giving Charles Willson Peale some of his early lessons in painting.



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