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Artist Biography

Boston-native Samuel Gerry spent most of his life in Massachusetts. He was a self-taught artist, who emulated the work of the Hudson River School masters like Asher Durand and Thomas Cole. Along with portraits and genre works, Gerry painted landscapes in New York’s Hudson Valley and in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He polished his style with an extended trip to Italy in 1837, but for the most part was a faithful Boston resident. Gerry was known as a leader of the White Mountain School of painting in the 1840s, and in 1854 he helped found the Boston Art Club.

Gerry’s works can be found in collections such as those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; and Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA.