Born 1847, in Oxford, England (came to U.S. as a child). Lived Norwalk (Silvermine), CT. Studied with John Ruskin, also self-taught. Began as portrait painter in Buffalo, NY, in 1872. Later specialized in landscapes.
Glidden, or "G3" as he was affectionately called by friends, was a painter, muralist and cartoonist. He was also the chairman of the board of The National Art Museum of Sport based in Indianapolis, which he founded.
John Vassos was an original. It's hard to say that about too many artists as one can usually trace a stylistic path back to an earlier influence. I'm not sure he had one.
Dorothy Randolph Byard was born in Germantown, PA in 1885. She was a member of the Randolph family of Philadelphia who traced American lines back to 1830 and were instrumental in the founding of Princeton University.
Born in Ogden, Utah, he was the younger brother of Gutzon Borglum and uncle of Lincoln Borglum , the two men most responsible for the creation of the carvings at Mount Rushmore.
Admired by critics during his lifetime, he painted lush, Impressionist figures, still lifes, interiors, and landscapes and also did prints, but after his death his family sequestered his work.