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 Ezra Ames

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Ezra Ames Famous memorial

Birth
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
23 Feb 1836 (aged 67)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial
Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Plot
Section 59, Lot 1
Memorial ID
5787270 View Source

Artist. He was born in Massachusetts but moved with his family to Staatsburg, New York when he was a young child. He returned to Massachusetts settling in Worcester where he was a successful furniture and carriage painter. It was here that he began to experiment with painting portraits, specializing in miniatures. In 1795 he moved to Albany, New York where he opened a sign painting and portrait painting business. His enterprise rapidly grew and he soon became known as one of the nation's most talented portrait painters. During his thirty year career he painted more than five hundred works of art. Many of his portraits were of New York politicians including Vice President George Clinton and Governor Dewitt Clinton . He also painted famous portraits of Gouverneur Morris and George Washington (after Gilbert Stuart).

Artist. He was born in Massachusetts but moved with his family to Staatsburg, New York when he was a young child. He returned to Massachusetts settling in Worcester where he was a successful furniture and carriage painter. It was here that he began to experiment with painting portraits, specializing in miniatures. In 1795 he moved to Albany, New York where he opened a sign painting and portrait painting business. His enterprise rapidly grew and he soon became known as one of the nation's most talented portrait painters. During his thirty year career he painted more than five hundred works of art. Many of his portraits were of New York politicians including Vice President George Clinton and Governor Dewitt Clinton . He also painted famous portraits of Gouverneur Morris and George Washington (after Gilbert Stuart).

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: PaulaAnne
  • Added: 20 Sep 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5787270
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5787270/ezra-ames: accessed ), memorial page for Ezra Ames (5 May 1768–23 Feb 1836), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5787270, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .