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Thomas Waterman Wood
Birth: Nov. 12, 1823
Montpelier
Washington County
Vermont, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1903
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Artist. He studied in Boston and Europe, afterwards working in Montreal, Quebec City, Baltimore, Washington, Louisville and Nashville before settling in New York City, where he established a successful studio. Highly regarded as both a portraitist and a depicter of everyday American life, he created etchings and painted in both oils and watercolors. Wood was also among the first artists to explore the lives of African-Americans, especially those who were not enslaved. Affiliated with the National Academy of Design, he became an Associate in 1869 and an Academician in 1871, and served as academy Vice President from 1879 to 1891 and President from 1891 to 1900. From 1878 to 1887 he was President of the American Water Color Society. His works include "Pickaback"; "Sunday Morning"; "The Shoeshine Boy"; "Politics in the Workshop"; "Curbstone Politeness"; "The Toothache"; "Village Post Office"; "Cakes and Wine"; and three works displayed together at the Metropolitan Museum, "The Contraband," "The Recruit," and "The Veteran." More than 200 of his creations are on display at Montpelier's Wood Gallery, and his paintings and etchings are prominent in the collections of museums throughout the United States and Europe, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and Great Britain's National Portrait Gallery. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Minerva Robinson Wood (1824 - 1889)*
 
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Burial:
Green Mount Cemetery
Montpelier
Washington County
Vermont, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jul 03, 2009
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Thomas Waterman Wood
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