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1778, Feb 221860, Oct 3
an American artist and museum keeper. A prolific portrait painter, he was especially acclaimed for his likenesses of presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Peale's style was influenced by French Neoclassicism after a stay in Paris in his early thirties.In 1826 he helped found the National Academy of Design in New York City. Peale went on to create over 70 detailed replicas, including one of Washington in full military uniform that currently hangs in the Oval Office.
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