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      //Joseph Whiting Stock//



      • Known as: Folk and nave (primitive) artist
      • Born: 1815, Springfield, Massachusetts, US
      • Died: 1855 (tuberculosis)



    • An accident at the age of eleven left Joseph Whiting Stock crippled from the waist down. He began to study art on the advice of a physician when he was 17 and had wheelchair specially designed for him so he could begin a career as an itinerant portrait painter. He worked in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and eastern Massachusetts.

      In 1839, he was badly burned when heating some varnish, and was operated on for a bone infection.

      Ill-health probaly forced him to return to Springfield in 1844. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 40.



      Trivia:

      • His portraiture lessons were taken from a student of Chester Harding
      • He practised by copying pictures of famous figures, like Napoleon and Sir Walter Scott
      • Kept a diary
      • His work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, US





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      joseph whiting stock / portrait of mary abba woodworth, 1837 joseph whiting stock / jane henrietta russell joseph whiting stock / portrait of a girl joseph whiting stock / mary jane smith joseph whiting stock / william howard smith joseph whiting stock / miss field





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