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Marsh, Reginald (14 March 1898–30 July 1954), artist and teacher, was born in Paris, France, the son of Fred Dana Marsh, a painter-muralist of modern industry and New York City skyscrapers, and Alice Randall, a painter of miniatures. In 1900 the family moved to exclusive Nutley, New Jersey. Marsh grew up in a home filled with his parents’ art; reproductions of Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian, and Tintoretto; art books; brushes; canvases; and living models. He received no art instruction from his parents, however....

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Pach, Walter (11 July 1883–27 November 1958), artist and art critic, was born in New York City, the son of Gotthelf Pach, a photographer, and Frances Wise. The elder Pach was the official photographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and by bringing Walter to the museum while he worked, Gotthelf Pach introduced his son to art at an early age. Pach grew up in a comfortable, middle-class home with one brother, Alfred. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the College of the City of New York in 1903. Thereafter he received artistic training in Manhattan under Leigh Hunt, ...

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Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de (12 March 1770–23 June 1852), artist and museum director, was born in Dijon, France, the son of Bénigne-Charles Févret de Saint-Mémin, a lawyer, and Marie-Victoire de Motmans. His father was a member of the Burgundian nobility; his maternal grandfather, a wealthy sugarcane planter in the Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue and solicitor general of the sovereign council of Port-au-Prince. Saint-Mémin was privately educated in Dijon. In 1784 his parents enrolled him in the royal military academy in Paris. After graduation in 1788 he was appointed to the palace guard of Louis XVI. His military career ended abruptly when the guard was disbanded in 1789 at the beginning of the French Revolution. After the nobility was abolished in 1790, Saint-Mémin and his parents and two sisters fled to Switzerland....

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Emily Sartain. Engraving by John Sartain. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-112191).

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Sartain, Emily (17 March 1841–17 June 1927), art educator and painter/printmaker, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John Sartain, a mezzotint engraver, and Susannah Longmate Swaine. Sartain, one of two daughters and five sons, grew up in a family in which her father trained her brothers as professional artists. Socially prominent Unitarians and Associationists, her parents encouraged her to attend Philadelphia Normal School for Girls. When she began to teach public school upon graduation in 1858, she joined a predominantly female profession....

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Savage, Edward (26 November 1761–06 July 1817), artist and museum proprietor, was born in Princeton, Massachusetts, the son of Seth Savage and Lydia Craige, occupations unknown. Savage, a self-taught artist, may have worked first as a goldsmith. His earliest paintings include a naively proportioned group portrait of his parents, grandfather, and siblings (c. 1779, Worcester Art Museum), copies of portraits by Boston colonial artist ...

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Weir, Julian Alden (30 August 1852–08 December 1919), painter, printmaker, and teacher, was born at West Point, New York, the son of Robert Walter Weir, an artist, and Susan Martha Bayard. He grew up at the U.S. Military Academy, where his father, the professor of drawing, gave him and his half brother ...