Ammi Phillips ~ Biography & Gallery

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Ammi Phillips ~ Biography

Known as: Folk and naïve (primitive) artist
Born: 1788, Colebrook, Connecticut, US
Died: 1865, Massachusetts

Ammi Phillips began his professional career around 1811. He travelled extensively in the New York - Massachusetts - Connecticut border area, and because of this, became known as "Border Limner".

He married Laura Brockway in 1813 and the couple moved to Troy, New York. At some point they moved to Rhinebeck where his wife died in 1830. He remarried shortly after.

Around 1829, he started painting in a new style. The works from this period were from his "Kent Period", named thus because that was the town in Connecticut where the paintings first surfaced. He probaly did the paintings in New York's Duchess Conty.

He returned to western Massachusetts in 1860 where he died five years later.

Ammi Phillips ~ Trivia

Ammi Phillips was known as a "limner". This was the name given to the best-known folk painters of 19th-century America who were nonacademic portrait painters, often itinerant, who usually worked in oils. Primarily, the limner viewed his work as a source of income.

The work from his 1812-1819 period is generally regarded as his first important creative period.

It is probable that Phillips was entirely self-taught.

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    ammi phillips - portrait of isaac hunting, 1829
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    Portrait of Isaac Hunting, 1829
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    ammi phillips - woman in black ruffled dress, 1837
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    Woman in Black Ruffled Dress, 1837
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    ammi phillips - girl in red dress with cat and dog, 1830-1835
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    Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog, 1830-1835
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    ammi phillips - captain cox, circa 1836
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    Captain Cox, circa 1836
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    Mrs. Cox, circa 1836
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    Portrait of a Girl in a Red Dress
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    Thomas Storm
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    Philip Slade
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    Joseph Slade
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    Ammi Phillips - Mrs. Mayer and Daughter Fine Art Print
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    Mrs. Mayer and Daughter
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    Portrait of Jeanette Payne
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    John Younie Luyster
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