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 allied 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 next relatives in Lancaster. It is during that time 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 comport yourself consisted mostly of reproduced lithography that were exposed for Agnew's exhibitions. In 1838, he left the Agnew lithography reproduction thing to marry.

During the period 1845-1848 he produced a number of lithographs of railway subjects subsequent to a particular focus on landscapes showing Lancashire and Yorkshire lines.

During the late 1840s he became aware of the Americas even though attending a George Catlin exhibition in Paris. He immigrated to the United States in 1850, where he expected a little painting camp in the Adirondacks to paint during summer. Starting in 1852, Currier & Ives reproduced lithographies of his works to announce him. What furthermore promoted his facility was exhibitions held at the National Academy of Design, New York during the late 19th century showing over 200 paintings of his.
In 1858 he was elected to full link of the Academy.

He was identified following the art simulation of New York until his death at Yonkers, New York in 1905. He painted barnyard fowl and wild plants as skillfully as sheep and deer, with great dexterity, and reproductions of his minute panels of chickens had an vast 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.

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