Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Itinerant American Artist Joseph Goodhue Chandler



Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Melinda Prouty Lamson-with son Nathaniel


An itinerant painter born in Massachusetts, Joseph Chandler was a typical 19th-century American folk artist traveling from place to place painting portraits. To the relief of modern-day curators, he signed & dated his paintings on the backs of the canvases.  His portraits of children capture the awkwardness of his sitters, and he often included toys & pets & perhaps a landscape in the background--something he did not do with his adult sitters.


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Boy and Girl in Rose Garden


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Mary Elizabeth Bennet


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Whiting and Joseph Griswold


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Frederick Eugene Bennet


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Sylvia Parsons of Conway, Massachusetts


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Drummer Boy


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Girl with Kitten


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Mrs Annis S Griffen


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Boy and his Dog


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Annis Griffen


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Harriet M Kendall 1845


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Charles H Sisson


Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American artist, 1813 – 1884) Small Boy with Dog