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Objects of Art

WorkTypeCreatorAsNotedIn
East Wind Over Weehawken Painting

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1767/00/00 John Singleton Copley Painter John Singleton Copley paints the portrait of Robert 'King' Hooper, oil on canvas, on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Henry S McNeil Fund.
1767/00/00 Robert Hooper, Sr Subject John Singleton Copley paints the portrait of Robert 'King' Hooper, oil on canvas, on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Henry S McNeil Fund.
1805/12/26 Charles Willson Peale Founder PAFA is founded by Charles Peale, William Rush and other artists and business leaders who want to promote the cultivation of the Fine Arts by exciting the efforts of artists, gradually to unfold, enlighten, and invigorate the talents of our Countrymen.
1805/12/26 William Rush Founder PAFA is founded by Charles Peale, William Rush and other artists and business leaders who want to promote the cultivation of the Fine Arts by exciting the efforts of artists, gradually to unfold, enlighten, and invigorate the talents of our Countrymen.
1824/09/29 William Rush Sculptor After observing Lafayette at a dinner in Philadelphia, Rush models a bust from memory. A few days later, Lafayette called it an excellent likeness. Never exhibited during Rush's lifetime, his great-grandson presented the bust to the PAFA in 1911. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1862/00/00 Thomas Eakins Education Eakins takes evening drawing class at the Pennsylvania Academy where, after copying antique masters, he is admitted to the nude class to draw live models. He also studies anatomy at the Jefferson Medical College, and considers becoming a surgeon.
1871/00/00 Fairman Rogers Director of the PAFA Fairman Rogers heads the competition to design a new building for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Rogers's sister, Helen Kate, is married to Horace H Furness, brother of the winning architect, Frank Furness.
1871/00/00 Furness and Hewitt Architect Furness and Hewitt win the competition to design the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts building. Rogers's sister, Helen Kate, is married to Horace H Furness, brother of the winning architect, Frank Furness.
1876/04/22 Frank Furness Architect Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts new building opens. Designed by the firm of Frank Furness and George Hewitt, the edifice is generally considered to be primarily the work of Furness, who finished the project after the partnership dissolved in 1875.
1876/05/00 Thomas Eakins Work Thomas Eakins returns to the Pennsylvania Academy to teach as a volunteer.
1878/00/00 Thomas Eakins Work Thomas Eakins becomes a salaried professor at the Pennsylvania Academy.
1882/00/00 Thomas Eakins Work Thomas Eakins is made the director of the Pennsylvania Academy.
1884/00/00 Charles Grafly Education Charles Grafly studys art under painters Thomas Eakins and Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts between 1884-1888.
1886/00/00 Thomas Eakins Life Eakins causes a scandal by lifting the loincloth of a male model in front of female students. After he is forced to resign from the PAFA, he will establish the Art Students' League of Philadelphia but will eventually quit teaching.
1892/00/00 Charles Grafly Work Charles Grafly returns to Philadelphia where he becomes an instructor of modeling at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
1896/00/00 William Merritt Chase Work William M Chase begins teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, staying until 1909.
1905/00/00 Alice Kent Stoddard Education Alice Kent studies art under Thomas Eakins, Thomas Anshutz and William Merritt Chase at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she won three Cresson Traveling Scholarships in 1905, 1906, and 1907.

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Particulars for Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Owner Local
Museum Type Museum
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Renaissance Revival
Architectural Style Second Empire



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 71000731
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: Furness,Frank; Hewitt,George
Architectural Style: Renaissance, Second empire, Gothic
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Art, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1872, 1876
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Museum
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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