Jervis McEntee

(American, 1828 - 1891)

Jervis McEntee was a landscape painter, born in 1828 in the Hudson River Valley in Rondout, New York. He studied in New York City under the influence of Frederic E. Church, master of the Hudson River Style. By 1855 he had a showing at the famous Tenth Street Studio Building. Jervis spent most of his summers in Rondout painting the nearby Catskill Mountains, and returning to the city during the winter. At the outbreak of the Civil War, McEntee enlisted in the Union Army. Sanford Robinson Gifford and Worthington Whittredge were among his friends. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, at the Paris Exposition of 1867, and at the Boston Art Club during the period 1873 to 1891. He was elected an associate member of the National Academy in 1860. His work can be found at the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD.