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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 (Boat Hull in the Marshes)
Boat Hull in the Marshes
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 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 (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 (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 Artist’s Back Yard)
View from the Artist’s Back Yard
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