Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (February 5, 1819 – April 28, 1905) was a British-American artist who is known mostly for his paintings of wildlife. During most of his career, he was associated with the New York City art scene.
Tait was born in Livesey Hall close Liverpool, England.
At eight years old, because his dad went bankrupt he was sent to live following relatives in Lancaster. It is during that times that he became attached to animals. Later on, in Manchester, England, Agnew & Zanetti Repository of Art acquired Arthur Tait who began self-learning to paint, as a twelve-year-old boy. His do its stuff consisted mostly of reproduced lithography that were exposed for Agnew's exhibitions. In 1838, he left the Agnew lithography reproduction situation to marry.
During the times 1845-1848 he produced a number of lithographs of railway subjects past a particular focus on landscapes showing Lancashire and Yorkshire lines.
During the late 1840s he became au fait of the Americas while attending a George Catlin exhibition in Paris. He immigrated to the United States in 1850, where he traditional a small painting camp in the Adirondacks to paint during summer. Starting in 1852, Currier & Ives reproduced lithographies of his works to push him. What in addition to promoted his capability was exhibitions held at the National Academy of Design, New York during the late 19th century showing higher than 200 paintings of his.
In 1858 he was elected to full association of the Academy.
He was identified subsequently the art enthusiasm of New York until his death at Yonkers, New York in 1905. He painted barnyard fowl and wild birds as with ease as sheep and deer, with great dexterity, and reproductions of his minute panels of chickens had an enormous vogue.
In 2006, Tait's painting Good Hunting Ground: The Home of the Deer was auctioned for $167,300.
He is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City.