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Charles Francis or Felix Blauvelt
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Birth: 1824
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1900
Greenwich
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Charles Blauvelt was a notable portrait and genre painter in the United States during the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Blauvelt came of age during the time when around 4 million immigrants came to the US through the city during 1840-1860. As a result many of his genre paintings depict immigrants. He began training as an artist in 1844 at the National Academy of Design. He studied to be a portraitist and set up shop in NYC. By the mid 1850's he began focusing on painting genre scenes, especially those that depicted immigrants. Blauvelt first exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1847 thru 1868. In 1862 he moved with his family to Philidelphia, Pa where he exhibited in the Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts where he was elected as a member in 1864. By 1867 he returned to NYC and then to Yonkers, NY. in 1872 he became a drawing instructor at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD where he remained on the faculty until 1898. His portraits and genre paintings are held in collections all over the US.
Source of Edited Bio: Smithsonian Libraries online at www.smithsonianlibraries.si.edu (7/2012) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rowena Wotherspoon Blauvelt (1831 - 1873)
 
 Children:
  Charles E. Blauvelt (1857 - 1923)*
  Victor H. Blauvelt (1860 - 1885)*
  Beatrice Blauvelt (1862 - 1863)*
  Jean Hamilton Blauvelt Stewart (1865 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Listed in the Green-wood cemetery index as Chas. W. Blauvelt.
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 59, Lot 1530.
 
Created by: Joan wood
Record added: Jul 03, 2012
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Charles Francis or Felix Blauvelt
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Charles Francis or Felix Blauvelt
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Charles Francis or Felix Blauvelt
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