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Name: Charles Lewis Fussell
Dates: (1840 - 1909)
Nationality: American
Biography: Charles Lewis Fussell was born in West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of a prominent Quaker abolitionist physician. He attended Friends High School and later Central High School in Philadelphia, where he befriended Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)). Fussell began to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1859 and exhibited there between 1863 and 1905. He also took private art lessons from the history and portrait painter Peter Frederick Rothermel (1817-1895). He became interested in landscape after a visit to Greeley, Colorado, and after his family settled in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania he traveled throughout the surrounding area in search of inspiring scenery. Little is known of Fussell's activities until he settled in Brooklyn, New York, in 1889, where he lived for the next eight years.

Dispirited because he failed to achieve professional success in New York, Fussell returned to the family homestead in Media. Shortly before Fussell's death a newspaper reviewer praised his work and noted that he had “grown gray in the service of art, and with his silvery pate, luxuriant beard, and benign and benevolent expression, he might easily pose for a portrait of St. Nicholas.”

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Highlighted Work: Charles Lewis Fussell (Landscape with a Farm)
Landscape with a Farm
 
Other works: Charles Lewis Fussell (Abandoned House on a Country Road)
Abandoned House on a Country Road
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Boat Hull in the Marshes)
Boat Hull in the Marshes
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Boats at a River Pier)
Boats at a River Pier
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Children Playing on a Boat)
Children Playing on a Boat
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Children Wading in a Stream)
Children Wading in a Stream
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Collins Center)
Collins Center
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Collins Center)
Collins Center
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Flatbush, Brooklyn)
Flatbush, Brooklyn
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Flatlands, Brooklyn)
Flatlands, Brooklyn
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Forest Interior with Boulders)
Forest Interior with Boulders
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Forest Interior with Henry, Lewis, and Robert Fussell)
Forest Interior with Henry, Lewis, and Robert Fussell
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn)
Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Horse Grazing in a Meadow)
Horse Grazing in a Meadow
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Lake View)
Lake View

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Charles Lewis Fussell (Old Mill)
Old Mill
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Rocky Riverbed in the Woods)
Rocky Riverbed in the Woods
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Rowing on a River)
Rowing on a River
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Sheep Wandering through a Gully)
Sheep Wandering through a Gully
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Tree with Fence and Garden Tools)
Tree with Fence and Garden Tools
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (Trees in a Meadow)
Trees in a Meadow
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (View from Gayley Street, Media PA)
View from Gayley Street, Media PA
 
Charles Lewis Fussell (View from the Artistís Back Yard)
View from the Artistís Back Yard
 
 
 
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