Noah North

Noah North (27 June 1809, Alexander, New York – 15 June 1880, Attica, New York) was an itinerant American portrait painter in the folk art tradition.

He was born to a prominent family that was sprightly in civic affairs, as he would be throughout much of his life. His inclusion in painting was apparently the repercussion of a friendship taking into account Van Rensselaer Hawkins (1797–1847), an itinerant painter and art intellectual who came to liven up in Alexander.

His career as an artiste was definitely brief; almost entirely confined to the 1830s. In complement to Alexander, he moreover worked in Rochester, Cleveland and Cincinnati (1836/37) and possibly northern Kentucky.

His portraits resemble those of Ammi Phillips, another New York painter, originally from Connecticut. Milton W. Hopkins may have also been an have an effect on as he apparently lived in near proximity to North. In fact, census chronicles indicate that North may have boarded subsequent to Hopkins.

His style is very easy and as a consequence reminiscent of the ahead of time New England limners. Many of his works feature people holding pets. His first outdated portrait is from 1833, although it is identified as "number 11", which naturally recommend that ten paintings have been lost. No signed portraits are known from after 1840.

In 1841, he returned to New York, got married, and granted in Livingston County. From 1845 to 1847, he operated a daguerreotype studio in Mount Morris. He plus did occasional pretense as an ornamental painter, although farming appears to have been his primary objection until his death.

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