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SANDFORD ROBINSON GIFFORD (1823–188o)

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 5 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SANDFORD ROBINSON GIFFORD (1823–188o), American landscape painter, was born at Greenfield, New York, on the loth of July 1823. He studied (1842–1845) at Brown University, then went to New York, and entered the art schools of the National Academy of Design, of which organization he was elected an associate in 1851, and an academician in 1854. Subsequently be studied in Paris and Rome. He was one of the best known of the Hudson River school group, though it was at Lake George that he found most of his themes. In his day he enjoyed an enormous popularity, and his canvases are in many well-known American collections. He died in New York City on the 29th of August 1880.
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