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MEEKER, Joseph Rusling, artist, born in Newark, New Jersey, 21 April, 1827. He studied at the National academy of design in 1845-'6, and has exhibited at the American art union in 1849-'50, the Academy of design in 1867, and the Boston art club in 1877. His studio is at St. Louis. Mr. Meeker has shown a special sympathy with southern scenery, and has successfully rendered the landscapes of Louisiana. Among his paintings are " The Indian Chief," "The Acadians in the Atchafalaya," "The Vale of Cashmere," "The Lotos Eaters," " Louisiana Bayou," and " The Noon-Day Rest," from Longfellow's "Evangeline."
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