Newbold Hough Trotter1827 - 1898
Born: 1827, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: 1898, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Newbold Hough Trotter was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, taking trips to the West and one expedition to Africa. He was mostly self-taught, but also studied briefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and The Hague in Holland. Painting both animals and landscapes, the artist worked directly from nature.
During his lifetime, Trotter's work was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum, and the National Academy of Design in New York. Wounded Buffalo Pursued by Prairie Wolves was displayed at the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876 and was purchased by General William Tecumseh Sherman for the Army headquarters in Washington, D.C. Trotter not only produced artwork for the War Department but also the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Smithsonian, and the Valley National Bank in Arizona. The artist was a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Society of Artists, Art Club of Pennsylvania, and Artists Fund Society.