Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904)

Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904)
American Luminist marine, landscape & portrait painter ;
Charles H Gifford ; C.H. Gifford ; C. H. Gifford ; C. Henry Gifford ; Chas. Henry Gifford ;
[Born July 13, 1839 in Fairhaven, MA – died January 20, 1904 in Fairhaven, MA of pulmonary issues]

 

FAD record control number: 29998

Record level: Person

Record type: Artist

 

Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904) biography:

Birth: July 13, 1839 in Fairhaven, MA ;
Death: January 20, 1904 in Fairhaven, MA of pulmonary issues ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Cancer ;

Known for: 
Medium: Watercolor ; oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Ocean ; seas ; ships ; people ; landscape ;

Areas: Fairhaven, MA ; Lakeville, MA (1862) ; Plymouth, NC (1862) ; Redville, MA (1864) ; Medford, MA (1866) ; New Bedford, MA (1867) ; New York, NY ; Scotland (1879) ; England (1879) ; Ireland (1879) ; ME ; NH ; Nantucket, MA ; Cuttyhunk Island, MA ; Elizabeth Islands, MA ; White Mountains, NH & ME ; Niagara Falls, NY ; Lake George, NY ; Bristol, MA (1890-1904) ;
Region: North East ; South East ;
Lived: Fairhaven, MA ; Middleboro, MA (1862) ; Plymouth, NC (1862) ; Anapolis, MD (ca.1863) ; Medford, MA (1866) ; Lafayette Street, New Bedford, MA (1867) ; Bristol, MA (1890-1904) ;
Father: Benjamin R Gifford (1811-1898), ship carpenter ;
Mother: Betsey Josselyn (Barstow) Gifford (1815-1891) ;
Relatives: Benjamin F Gifford (1835-1865), brother ; Elizabeth Lizzie Josselyn Gifford (1846-1931), sister ;
Spouse: Cordelia Russel (Palmer) Gifford (1847-1931), wife, married 1866 in Medford, MA ;
Children: Jennie P Gifford (1868-1929), daughter ; Helen Ewell Gifford (1870-1929), daughter ; Elizabeth J Gifford (1873-1962), daughter ; Katie M Gifford (1876-?), daughter ; Ruth B Gifford (1885-1952), daughter ;

Training: Public schools of Fairhaven, MA ; [self-taught] ;
Instructors:
Work: Early in life tried to be a carpenter, like his father ; Studied & apprenticed in shoemaking in Middleboro, MA (?-1862) ; Enlisted in army, Co. I, third regiment, of M. V. M. (1862) ; Re-enlisted in the 23rd unattached company of Massachusetts Infantry (1864) ; Became professional artist (ca.1865-1904) ;

Taught: From his private studio in New Bedford, MA and New York, NY ;
Students:

Member: 
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1878) ; Williams & Everett, Boston, MA, “Pictures by Boston Artists”, 2 works (April 14-15, 1882) ; American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Valuable modern paintings collected by the late John W Sterling, New York City”, 2 works (January 17, 1919) ; American Art Galleries, New York, NY, “Oil paintings by American and foreign artists”, 1 work (November 5, 1919) ;
Awards:

Milestones: As a child viewed a work by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) at an art gallery connected with the music store of John Hopkins, Union Street, New Bedford, MA and made Gifford want to be an artist ; Captured by Confederate forces and placed in Libby Prison (1863) ; Studio in New Bedford & two winters a studio in New York, NY ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2018.29998

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Record birth date:
May 27, 2018

Last updated: April 18, 2020 at 18:47 pm

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