Artist Biography

Samuel Lancaster Gerry (1813-1891)

Born/lived: Boston, MA. He had a studio in Boston. In 1840, made many trips to New Hampshire’s Lake District and its White Mountains. He was also was among the Hudson River School artists who painted in that geographical area. He made contacts on trip to France, England, Switzerland, and Italy.

Known: He was widely regarded as the leader of the White Mountain School during the 1840’s. He was known for landscapes, portraits, genre, still life, and animal paintings in the Hudson River style. He also painted occasional views of the Hudson River Valley.

Studied: He was mostly self taught. He appears to have assimilated art vision and techniques from A.B. Durand and Thomas Cole.

Member: founder of the Boston Art Club and served as the Club’s President.

Exhibited: Boston Anthenaeum; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; National Academy of Design; American Art-union; Boston Art Club.

Taught: teacher to a few talented local young artists, including the famous artist Joseph Frank Currier.

Work: Samuel Gerry and James Burt were close artistic friends and lived across the street from each other in Boston.  In 1836, they collaborated on a series of Boston views for the engines of the Boston Fire Company. Over the years, the two would collaborate on landscapes that became engravings, especially those of William Henry Bartlett, English painter and engraver.


Painting Features

Artist First Name Samuel Lancaster
Artist Last Name Gerry
Artist's Dates 1813-1891
Materials oil on canvas
Markings signed lower left
Size 19" x 12 1/2"
Price contact gallery
Comments This painting is in very good condition in the original period frame, also in very good condition. Samuel Lancaster Gerry was widely regarded as the leader of the White Mountain School during the 1840’s.