Samuel Lancaster Gerry
(1813 - 1891)

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Summer Day on a Mountain Lake


“[Samuel Lancaster Gerry] was ever an ardent lover of the beautiful in this world, and with his intense religious feeling almost worshipped nature as a glorious creation of God.”
- Charles E. L. Wingate, “Boston Letter” in The Critic, vol. 15, no. 383 (May 2, 1891), 241.

Samuel Lancaster Gerry was a self-taught artist who painted in the Hudson River School style. With the exception of three years in Europe from 1837-1840, he spent his career chiefly in his hometown of Boston, making trips to the White Mountains in New Hampshire in the 1840s and 1850s. He also painted occasional views of the Hudson River Valley. He was a co-founder of the Boston Arts Club and became its president in 1858, and exhibited regularly in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Just months before his death in 1891, Gerry authored “Old Masters of Boston” for the February issue of The New England Magazine, an article that eloquently summarizes the lives and work of Boston’s most well-known painters, engravers, and sculptors.




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