Samuel W. Griggs, American,(1827 - 1898).
Known as a painter of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Samuel Griggs was listed as an architect
in the Boston City directory from 1848 to 1852, and as an artist from 1854 until his death. The
competency of his work strongly suggests that he had professional training, and it is believed that
he studied under Albert Bierstadt before Bierstadt was well known.
Griggs' earliest datable painting of a White Mountain scene is 1858. That year he exhibited three
paintings, one of which was a White Mountain view (View on the Pemigewasset River), in an exhibition
coordinated by Albert Bierstadt and held in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He also exhibited at the
Boston Athenaeum from 1855 to 1863, as well as the Boston Art Club at various times. At the time of
his death in 1898, he was living at #63 Studio Building, in Boston.
Credit: Falk; Who Was Who in American Art
On exhibit: "Whitehead, Cohasset, MA",
Signed lower left, dated 1875
Oil on Canvas. 20" x 30"
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