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Encyclopedia > Samuel Colman

Samuel Colman (18321920) was an American painter, interior designer, and writer, probably best remembered for his paintings of the Hudson River. 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ...


Born in Portland, Maine, he studied briefly under the Hudson River school painter Asher Durand. His landscape paintings in the 1850s were influenced by the Hudsoin River school, for example Meadows and Wildflowers at Conway (1856). He was also able to paint in a romantic style, which had become more fashionable after the Civil War. Location in Maine Founded  -Incorporated 1786   County Cumberland County Mayor Jill C. Duson Area  - Total  - Water 136. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... The Hudson River school was a 19th century American group of landscape painters whose approach was related to romanticism. ... Asher Brown Durand (1796 - 1886) was a U.S. painter of Hudson River School. ... Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ...


In the aftermath of the Civil War, watercolor painting had become more popular. In 1866, Colman was one of the founders of the American Watercolor Society, and he became its first president. Watercolor is a painting technique making use of water-soluble pigments that are either transparent or opaque and are formulated with gum to bond the pigment to the paper. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ...


References

  • American Watercolor Society's history. Retrieved June 1, 2005.

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George Colman - LoveToKnow 1911 (1025 words)
GEORGE COLMAN (1732-1794), English dramatist and essayist, usually called "the Elder," and sometimes "George the First," to distinguish him from his son, was born in 1732 at Florence, where his father was stationed as resident at the court of the grand duke of Tuscany.
Colman's father died within a year of his son's birth, and the boy's education was undertaken by William Pulteney, afterwards Lord Bath, whose wife was Mrs Colman's sister.
Colman was acting manager of Covent Garden for seven years, and during that period he produced several "adapted" plays of Shakespeare.
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