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Washington Allston, Elijah in the Desert, 1818
Washington Allston, Elijah in the Desert, 1818
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Washington Allston
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Elijah in the Desert - Washington Allston
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Allston
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U.S. History Objective 1.02 lecture
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The Storm (by Adelaide Procter and Roland Rogers)
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Provenance Music Group - THEBLOOD
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1259 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit 5 - Allston Real Estate
1259 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit 5 - Allston Real Estate
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The Figure of David in the Arts.wmv
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ALLSTON BRIGHTON Guide to Public Transportation * MBTA B,C,D Green Lines*57,501,503,64,65,66,70,86
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300 Allston st #110 Brighton MA 02135
300 Allston st #110 Brighton MA 02135
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O Happy fair or The Loadstars
O Happy fair or The Loadstars
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ZELLA DAY - "1965" (Live in Austin, TX 2015) #JAMINTHEVAN
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ASTR #CRYSTALARCADETOUR TRAILER
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ZELLA DAY - "Hypnotic" (Live in Austin, TX 2015) #JAMINTHEVAN
ZELLA DAY - "Hypnotic" (Live in Austin, TX 2015) #JAMINTHEVAN
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The New Sound (Live) - The Intergalactix
The New Sound (Live) - The Intergalactix
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Dimensions (Live) - The Intergalactix
Dimensions (Live) - The Intergalactix
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The Intergalactix - Dimensions
The Intergalactix - Dimensions
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Beacon - Against The Clock
Beacon - Against The Clock
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Intergalactix - Tuesday [Official Music Video]
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Six Organs Rolls Into Town
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Liturgy - Quetzalcoatl (Official Music Video)
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Election 2012: 25 Days and Counting | Institute of Politics
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Selebrities - Temporary Touch (Keep Shelly in Athens remix)
Selebrities - Temporary Touch (Keep Shelly in Athens remix)
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Indignant Senility 1.30.10 Franklin Street House Allston, MA
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Liturgy - Reign Array (Official Audio)
Liturgy - Reign Array (Official Audio)
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Liturgy - Quetzalcoatl (Official Audio)
Liturgy - Quetzalcoatl (Official Audio)
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Vanessa Bayer Burns United Nations
Vanessa Bayer Burns United Nations
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Mark Mulcahy - Ivy Boy (Allston Pudding Basement Session)
Mark Mulcahy - Ivy Boy (Allston Pudding Basement Session)
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CAUGHT A GHOST - Waterfalls (TLC cover)
CAUGHT A GHOST - Waterfalls (TLC cover)
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Desert Noises - Smoke Breathing Monsters (Live In Provo)
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PAWS - U.S East Coast Tour 2013
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Desert Noises Fall 2014 Tour
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Fear of Men "Luna" [Official Audio]
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Save Your Best Bits - The Parlotones
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Honey - The Parlotones
Honey - The Parlotones
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MOVITS! US TOUR 2011 - EPISODE 10 SALT LAKE CITY
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Washington Allston
Washington Allston.jpeg
Self-portrait, 1805
Born (1779-11-05)November 5, 1779
Near Georgetown, South Carolina
Died July 9, 1843(1843-07-09) (aged 63)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Known for Painting
Poetry
Spouse(s) Ann Channing (1809–15)

Washington Allston (November 5, 1779 – July 9, 1843) was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting. He was well known during his lifetime for his experiments with dramatic subject matter and his bold use of light and atmospheric color.

Biography[edit]

Allston was born on a rice plantation on the Waccamaw River near Georgetown, South Carolina. His mother Rachel Moore had married Captain William Allston in 1775, though her husband died in 1781, shortly after the Battle of Cowpens.[1] Moore remarried to Dr. Henry C. Flagg, the son of a wealthy shipping merchant from Newport, Rhode Island.[2]

Named in honor of the leading American general of the Revolution,[3] Washington Allston graduated from Harvard College in 1800 and moved to Charleston, South Carolina for a short time before sailing to England in May 1801.[2] He was admitted to the Royal Academy in London in September, when painter Benjamin West was then the president.[4]

Landscape with Lake (1804)
Italian Landscape
Elijah in the Desert, 1818, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From 1803 to 1808, he visited the great museums of Paris and then, for several years, those of Italy, where he met Washington Irving in Rome[5] and Coleridge, his lifelong friend. In 1809, Allston married Ann Channing, sister of William Ellery Channing.[2] Samuel F. B. Morse was one of Allston's art pupils and accompanied Allston to Europe in 1811. After traveling throughout western Europe, Allston finally settled in London, where he won fame and prizes for his pictures.

Allston was also a published writer. In London in 1813, he published The Sylphs of the Seasons, with Other Poems, republished in Boston, Massachusetts, later that year.[6] His wife died in February 1815, leaving him saddened, lonely, and homesick for America.[7]

In 1818, he returned to the United States and lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for twenty-five years. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1826.[8] He was the uncle of the artists George Whiting Flagg and Jared Bradley Flagg, both of whom studied painting under him.

In 1841, he published Monaldi, a romance illustrating Italian life, and in 1850, a volume of his Lectures on Art, and Poems.[9]

Allston died on July 9, 1843, at age 63. Allston is buried in Harvard Square, in "the Old Burying Ground" between the First Parish Church and Christ Church.

Recognition[edit]

Allston was sometimes called the "American Titian" because his style resembled the great Venetian Renaissance artists in their display of dramatic color contrasts. His work greatly influenced the development of U.S. landscape painting. Also, the themes of many of his paintings were drawn from literature, especially Biblical stories.[10]

His artistic genius was much admired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Ralph Waldo Emerson was strongly influenced by his paintings and poems, but so were both Margaret Fuller and Sophia Peabody, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne.[10] The influential critic and editor Rufus Wilmot Griswold dedicated his famous anthology The Poets and Poetry of America to Allston in 1842.[11] Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 17 years after Allston's death, wrote that: "One man may sweeten a whole time. I never pass through Cambridge Port without thinking of Allston. His memory is the quince in the drawer and perfumes the atmosphere."[2]

Boston painter William Morris Hunt was an admirer of Allston's work, and in 1866 founded the Allston Club in Boston, and in his arts classes passed on to his students his knowledge of Allston's techniques.[12]

Washington Allston coined the term "objective correlative," which T. S. Eliot described as a situation or a chain of events that acts as a formula and is used in art to evoke emotion.

The west Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Allston is named after him.

Florimell's Flight, 1819

Gallery[edit]

Allston was buried in the Dana family plot in the Old Burying Ground.

Additional Works[edit]

External video
Washington Allston - Elijah in the Desert - Google Art Project.jpg
Allston's Elijah in the Desert, Smarthistory[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hubbell, Jay B. The South in American Literature: 1607-1900. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1954: 274.
  2. ^ a b c d Hubbell, Jay B. The South in American Literature: 1607-1900. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1954: 275.
  3. ^ Planters, Pirates & Patriots: Historical Tales from the South Carolina Grand Strand, Rod Graff, Pelican Publishing, 2006
  4. ^ Hubbell, Jay B. The South in American Literature: 1607-1900. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1954: 276.
  5. ^ Burstein, Andrew. The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving. Basic Books, 2007:43. ISBN 978-0-465-00853-7
  6. ^ Hubbell, Jay B. The South in American Literature: 1607-1900. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1954: 277.
  7. ^ Hubbell, Jay B. The South in American Literature: 1607-1900. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1954: 278.
  8. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  9. ^ Ware's Lectures on the Works and Genius of Washington Allston (Boston, 1852) and Artist Biographies, Allston (1879).
  10. ^ a b Vetter, H.F. "Poets of Cambridge, USA". Harvard Square Library (2006). Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  11. ^ *Pattee, Fred Lewis (1966). The First Century of American Literature: 1770–1870. New York: Cooper Square Publishers. p. 279. 
  12. ^ Wright, Nathalia. The Correspondence of Washington Allston, Published by University Press of Kentucky, 1993, ISBN 0-8131-1708-9
  13. ^ "Allston's Elijah in the Desert". Smarthistory at Khan Academy. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 

Sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Allston, Washington, Lectures on Art and Poems, 1850 (facsimile ed., with Monaldi, 1841, 1967, Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, ISBN 978-0-8201-1001-1).

External links[edit]

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