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BRISTOL, John Bunyan, landscape-painter, born in Hillsdale, New York, 14 March, 1826. His early life was a struggle without aid, instruction, or sympathy. At the beginning of his career he painted figures and portraits, but afterward turned his attention exclusively to landscapes. His studies were from nature. The season of 1859 was devoted to tropical pictures, which attracted much attention, fie was elected an associate of the national academy, and also a member of the artists' fund society in 1861, and an academician in 1875, exhibiting regularly in the gallery. Among his works are "Autumn Afternoon, Bolton, Lake George"; "Sunrise, Mount Mansfield ": " Adirondacks, from Lake Champlain"; "On the St. John's River, Florida" (1862) "Ascutney Mountain"; "In the Housatonic Valley" (1875) : "Monument Mountain, Berkshire Co. (1875); "Mount Equinox, Vermont" (1878); "Evening by the, Housatonie" (1878); "Lake Memphremagog" (1878); "Lake Dunmore, Vt." (1883); and "Haying-Time near Middlebury, Vt." (1886).
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