Joseph Alexander (Emes) Ames (1816-1872)


Joseph Alexander (Emes) Ames (1816-1872)
Early American portrait & genre painter ; 
J. A. Ames ; J.A. Ames ; Joseph A. Ames ; J. Alexander Ames ; Jos. Ames ; Jos. Alexander Ames ; 
[Born September 6, 1816 in Roxbury, NH – died October 30, 1872 in New York, NY of brain fever]


FAD record control number: 44797 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Joseph Alexander (Emes) Ames (1816-1872) biography:

Birth: September 6, 1816 in Roxbury, NH ;
Death: October 30, 1872 in New York, NY of brain fever ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Virgo ;

Known for: Early American portrait & genre painter ; portraits of Daniel Webster ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: People ;

Areas: Roxbury, NH ; Boston, MA (1841-1848, 1848-1866) ; Rome, Italy (1848) ; Newport, RI ; Baltimore, MD (1870) ; New York, NY (1870-1873) ;
Region: North East ; Europe ;
Lived: Roxbury, NH ; Boston, MA (1841-1848, 1848-1866) ; Tenth Street Studio Building, New York, NY (studio) ; 563 Broadway, New York, NY ; Newport, RI ;
Father: Daniel Emes (?-?) ;
Mother: Lena Emes (?-?) ;
Spouse: Sarah (Fisher Clampitt) Ames (1817-1901), wife, also a sculptor ;
Children: several children ;



Member: Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ;  National Academy of Design, New York, NY, associate member (1869), academician (1870-1872) ; Allston Club, Boston, MA ; Boston Artists’ Association, Boston, MA ;
Exhibited with: Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1850, 1869) ;


Notes: Birth information lists the artist as Joseph Emes which may have been a recording error or that he changed his last name ;


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Last updated: February 18, 2019 at 15:10 pm

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