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Barton Stone Hays
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1826
Darke County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1914
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

An American artist. He's known for his portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings. Barton was born in Ohio. He discovered drawing, and from an early age he had a natural talent. Then he began working with oils. He painted whatever he saw around him. He never received any formal art training. Instead he learned as he worked the canvas. He was what we call a self-taught artist. In his youth he painted two panoramas with scenes from Uncle Tom's Cabin, then he turned to smaller - scale genres. He began his career as a portrait painter in Wingate, Covington, and Attica, Ohio in 1850. He then moved to Indianapolis. He went into partnership with daguerreotypist William Runnion and continued to paint portraits, becoming one of the city's leading painters. While working in Indiana from 1851 to 1882, Hays taught such important young artists as William Forsyth, John Elwood Bundy, and William Merritt Chase. Under Hays, the young Chase began by painting still-lifes. Barton was an important teacher for women students at McLean's Female Seminary in Cincinnati, also, and Barton taught privately as well. In 1869 he was commissioned to execute the portrait of former Governor of Indiana William Henry Harrison, who also served as president of the United States. Barton exhibited twelve works at the Indiana Exposition of 1874. In 1882, at At the age of 42, Barton moved to Minneapolis, where he focused his attention on the still lifes for which he is best known today. Barton's portrait of Indiana Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison is part of the official collection of portraits of Indiana governors. Barton married Anne W. Hays. They had one child, a daughter, they named Anne N. Hays. Work by Barton Stone Hays may be found in the Indianapolis Museum of Art and in the Art Association of Richmond, Indiana.
Family links: 
  James Hays (1790 - 1850)
  Sarah Stone Cushman Hays (1788 - ____)
  Anne W. Hays (1834 - ____)
  Julia Hays Wert (1853 - 1922)*
  Anne N. Hays (1866 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
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Record added: Jun 22, 2011
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Barton Stone Hays
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Barton Stone Hays
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