Joseph Whiting Stock ~ Biography & Gallery

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Joseph Whiting Stock ~ Biography

Known as: Folk and naïve (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.

Joseph Whiting Stock ~ 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 ~ Gallery

joseph whiting stock - portrait of mary abba woodworth, 1837
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Portrait of Mary Abba Woodworth, 1837
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joseph whiting stock - jane henrietta russell
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Jane Henrietta Russell
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joseph whiting stock - portrait of a girl
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Portrait of a Girl
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joseph whiting stock - mary jane smith
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Mary Jane Smith
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joseph whiting stock - william howard smith
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William Howard Smith
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Joseph Whiting Stock - John and Louisa Stock Fine Art Poster
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John and Louisa Stock
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Joseph Whiting Stock - Self Portrait Fine Art Print
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Self Portrait
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Joseph Whiting Stock - Master Henry Field 1844 Fine Art Poster
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Master Henry Field, 1844
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