Shepard Alonzo Mount

1804 - 1868
Origin: United States
Born: July 17, 1804, Setauket, Long Island, New York
Died: September 18, 1868, Stony Brook, New York

Shepard Alonzo Mount was the brother of William Sidney Mount, the acclaimed American genre scene painter. Shepard Mount began his career as a carriage painter in New Haven, Connecticut, before attending the National Academy of Design in New York to refine his techniques. After school, the two Mount brothers entered into a portrait painting business together but soon split. Shepherd departed to become an itinerant portrait painter, an occupation for which he became well known. He traveled widely, completing portrait commissions as he went, finding more success traveling to his clients than asking them to come to him. He also painted still life and landscape scenes along the way.

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Long Island Frog
1860, Oil on Panel
Shepard Alonzo Mount
United States, 1804 - 1868