Exceptional folk art landscape painting, oil on canvas, signed “A. Andrews”. The painting depicts a man, (the artist?), sketching a ...
moreExceptional folk art landscape painting, oil on canvas, signed “A. Andrews”. The painting depicts a man, (the artist?), sketching a cascading waterfall, surrounded by rocks and a forest. It is framed in a beautiful rippled lemon gold frame.
Ambrose Andrews, (1805-1859), was an itinerant portrait and landscape painter. Born in West Stockbridge, MA, Andrews had a wide-ranging career geographically. that saw him in many regions including New York (1829-31), Connecticut (1837), Texas (1837-1841) and Louisiana (1841-42). After 1844, he was active in St. Louis, New York City, Buffalo, New York, Vermont and Canada. His portrait subjects included Henry Clay and Sam Houston.
Andrews exhibited paintings at the Republic of Texas Capitol in 1837; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1848; the National Academy of Design and the American Art Union in 1849; and the Royal Academy of Art in London in 1859. His work is in the collection of the New York Historical Society. less