Henry Peters Gray

Henry Peters Gray

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 12 Nov 1877 (aged 58)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 79, Lot 1562
Memorial ID 90649379 · View Source
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Artist. While still a young man he developed an interest in art and showed great skill in his technique. He became a student of renown artist Daniel Huntington, accompanying Huntington to Europe in 1838 to continue his studies. During that time he visited the great art centers of Europe including Milan, Rome and Florence in Italy as well as cities in France. While in Europe he painted what later would be considered some of his greatest works which included "The Roman Girl." "Begging the Secret," and "Thou Art Gone,". In 1840 he returned to New York City, New York and continued his studies and by 1842 was elected a National Academician, and later was elected Vice President of the National Academy of Design. He painting were prolific in number and several hundred paintings included living subjects. His most important works included "Hope," "Legend of St. Christopher," "Apple of Discord," "Portia and Bassanio," and "Cupid Begging his Arrows,". Many of his painting hung in the galleries of Europe where they were highly acclaimed.

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  • Originally Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 23 May 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 90649379
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Peters Gray (23 Jun 1819–12 Nov 1877), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90649379, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .