This is the grave of John Trumbull. Born in 1756 in Lebanon, Connecticut, Trumbull grew up in the New England elite of the Revolutionary generation. His father was Connecticut governor from 1769-84, t
This is the grave of Gilbert Stuart. Born in 1755 in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, Stuart grew up in comfortable circumstances. I’ve driven by this house hundreds of times as it is on the way to w
This is the grave of Winslow Homer. Born in 1836 in Boston, Homer came from an old New England family. His mother was a talented amateur artist and gave Winslow his first lessons. But his father was,
This is the grave of Norman Rockwell. Born in 1894 in New York City, Rockwell grew up in general comfort, as his father worked for a prominent textile firm. He went to art school at the age of 14 and
This is the grave of Albert Bierstadt. Born in Solingen, Germany in 1830, in 1831, Bierstadt’s family immigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a talent artist from the time he was young.
This is the grave of Jervis McEntee. Born in 1828 in Rondout, New York, McEntee received the modern equivalent of a high school education at the Clinton Liberal Institute in Clinton, New York, finishi
This is the grave of Piet Mondrian. Pieter Mondriaan was born in 1872 in the Netherlands, only changing his name slightly in the late 1900s. I am the first person to admit that I don’t know too
In the Gilded Age, nearly everything was considered a private good to be horded by the rich in their ridiculous mansions. After the Gilded Age, the rise of the idea of the public good meant, among man