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Eliphalet Frazer Andrews

Eliphalet Frazer Andrews Painting - Martha Dandridge Custis Washington by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

Eliphalet Frazer Andrews (11 June 1835[1] - 15 March 1915), an American painter known primarily as a portraitist, established an art instruction curriculum at the behest of William Wilson Corcoran at his Corcoran School of Art, and served as its director, 1877-1902. He was commissioned to paint images of famous Americans for several government agencies, many of them copies of existing portraits commissioned through the Architect of the Capitol, Edward Clark,[2] and consequently several of his portraits, the posthumous full-length portraits of Martha Washington (illustration) and Thomas Jefferson and of Andrew Johnson are in The White House collection, Washington, D.C.[3] His Poppies[4] and Edge of a Stream[5] are at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Andrews' full-length portrait of Martha Washington (1878), based on a head and bust oil sketch from life by Gilbert Stuart, shows anachronistic details of costume and the American Renaissance chair.

Born in Steubenville, Ohio, to Dr Alexander Hull[6] and Eliza Ann (Frazer) Andrews,[7] he received early training at Marietta College in Ohio, and further study in the Royal Prussian Academy, Berlin, in the atelier of Ludwig Knaus, at the Düsseldorf Academy and with Leon Bonnat at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.[8] Following the election of the friend Rutherford B. Hayes as President[9] Andrews moved to Washington, D.C.[2]

In 1895 he married Marietta Fauntleroy Minnigerode (1869 - 1932). He was a member of the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C. He died in Washington, D.C..

Notes

Eliphalet Frazer Andrews at Find a Grave His gravestone, Steubenville, Ohio].
"U.S. Senate: Adams, John". senate.gov. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
The White House Historical Association; further portraits at the White House mentioned in Who's Who in America, 1910-11: Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and James A. Garfield.
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Poppies
American Art Museum: Edge of a Stream
"A physician at Columbus"(Ohio State House: Governor Portraits: Governor Charles Foster, 1884)).
Who's Who in America, 1910-11
Fine Art Dealers Association: Eliphalet Frazer Andrews, noting E. Benezit and Who was Who in American Art
Andrews' bust-length portrait of Hayes, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, was lent to an exhibition, "Mr President" at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1956.

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