- Known as: Folk and naïve (primitive) artist
- Born: 1761, Princeton, Massachusetts, US
- Died: 1817
Edward Savage was born on his family's farm, 'Savage Hill'. He travelled to London to study.
At 24, he moved to Philadelphia and in 1796 opened a gallery there. Five years later he left for New York and in 1812 opened a
small museum in Boston.
- He began his career by copying the work of John Singleton Copley
- Whilst studing in London, he learnt not only the techniques of painting but also those of mezzatint and stipple engraving
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