Biografie von Louis Mathieu Didier GUILLAUME (1816-1892)

Birth place: Nantes, France

Death place: Wash., DC

Profession: Portrait, landscape, and historical painter

Studied: Paul Delaroche and Pierre Lacour, Paris

Exhibited: Paris Salon,1837; NAD, 1882

Member: Wash. AA

Work: Univ. Michigan; Valentine Mus., Richmond; Univ. Texas, Austin; Norton AG, Shreveport; Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, VA (Surrender of Lee to Grant"); CGA; Virginia Military Inst.; National Portrait Gallery"

Comments: He came to America c.1855, spent several years in NYC, but settled in Richmond (VA) about 1857. He lived in Richmond for the next fourteen years and many of his portraits are preserved there. By 1871 he had moved to Wash., DC. He is best known for his paintings portraying events associated with the Civil War.

Sources: G&W; Richmond Portraits, 220; BÈnÈzit; Thieme-Becker; NYBD 1855-57; Cowdrey, NAD; Pictures (March 1945), 23, repro.; add'l info. courtesy Mrs. Ralph Catterall, Valentine Mus., Richmond. More recently, see McMahan, Artists of Washington, D.C., 88-89; P&H Samuels, 199.

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