HOME VIEW BY SUBJECT VIEW BY ARTIST ITEMS OF INTEREST SELL US ARTWORK CONTACT
HISTORY CATALOGUES


View by Artist
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Name: Rubens Peale
Dates: (1784 - 1865)
Nationality: American
Biography: Rubens Peale was the fourth son of Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827). Afflicted by poor eyesight that hindered his future as an artist, he managed his father’s Philadelphia Museum from 1810 to 1822 and his brother Rembrandt’s (1778-1860) Baltimore Museum from 1822 to 1825, before founding his own museum in New York, which, however, failed in the Panic of 1837. Rubens then moved to his father in law’s farm near Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, and occupied himself with agriculture, taxidermy, and the study of nature. Encouraged by his daughter Mary Jane (1827-1902), he began to paint still lifes in 1855, at the age of seventy one. In 1864 Rubens moved to Philadelphia, where he died the following year. REFERENCE: Paul D. Schweizer, “Fruits of Perseverence: The Art of Rubens Peale, 1855–1865,” in Lillian B. Miller, ed., The Peale Family: Creation of a Legacy, 1770–1870 (New York: Abbeville Press, 1997), pp. 168–85

copyright © 2021 Schwarz Gallery
 There are no pictures by this artist currently in stock.

We are always interested in seeing photographs of things you may have for sale. Attach snapshots of the painting to an email. Please indicate anything of interest written on the front or back of the painting. Be sure to include a telephone number.

Contact information is located on our contact page.
 
 
 
The Schwarz gallery is not responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this web site.