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She sometimes added her own special touches such as cutting the profile out and placing it on a colored background or adding bits of tin or beads to the portrait as jewelry or buttons. During the ensuing years, Nadelman became increasingly reclusive, secretively developing a new line of sculptures, in molded clay, that seem a radical departure from his previous work—like mass-produced figurines come upon in a tag-sale. The women in his portraits are featured with strongly accented corkscrew curls, arched eyebrows, boldly painted lace and jewelry, giving these portraits strong decorative appeal. Here he depicts the colonel nearly life size, in a conservative black outfit, holding a walking stick, standing on an elaborately patterned carpet. Though lent anonymously, all but two of the works on view were from the collection of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of John D. Gum-arabic glazed highlights were used to further define the details of the clothing.
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Charles Allen DuVal was born in Ireland in see below for an update on his date and place of birth. His life as an artist began as a house and sign painter and a painter of gunboats, sleighs, and drums. It is not a fairyland or dreamland. The next day, he returned to the houses, showing samples and taking commissions. He worked primarily in Connecticut and Massachusetts but is also known to have traveled to Pennsylvania and Ohio where he complained to have been shot at by a mob who suspected him of being a Confederate. Unlike most itinerant watercolor profilists of the era, Justus took his time painting the profiles stating "I detained some of them from 1 or 2 hours being determined to give the very best satisfaction. Rooted in the family as well as the preservation of personal and cultural identity, art was one means by which Americans living far from their places of origin maintained a bond to the lives they had known.
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Another sister, Sarah Peters Grozelier also became a miniature portraitist. During the s, armed with servants and a chauffeur, the Nadelmans swanned around Europe and New England on collecting junkets. Doyle was a silhouettist, artist of portraits of both full-size and miniature. The last word from Richard is an letter to his son, William. They tend to focus more on pure form than the painted surface.
It is at this time that he also began painting the distinctive small profile portraits for which he is best known. As the outposts of settlement in the Northwest Territory grew, many assumed the appearance of New England villages. She favored a 4" x 5" format of thin paper for her work. The Russells were active in the artistic life of Boston and participated in many local exhibitions. During her time as a single widow, Ruth established a millinery business. The overwhelming majority of his watercolor miniatures are not signed.