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EATON, Joseph Oriel, artist, born in Licking County, Ohio, 8 February 1829; died in Yonkers, New York, 7 February 1875. He was an effective genre and portrait painter, both in oil and watercolors. He was an associate of the National academy, and a member of the Society of painters in watercolors, and of the Artists' fund society. The works that he exhibited at the National academy are "Landscape View on the Hudson (1868): "Moral Inorrasfstruction (1869); R. S. Gifford (1869) and of Rev. George H. Hepworth (1870);" Dawning Maternity" and "The Last Chapter" (1871); "The Greek Water Carrier" (1872); and "The Lady Godiva." Among his watercolors are "Vision of the Cross" (1869); " Little Nell and her Grandfather" (1871); and "The Two Pets" (1874). In 1873 he traveled in Europe. His " Looking through the Kaleidoscope" and a portrait of himself were exhibited after his death. His most successful subjects in portrait painting were children.
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