Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865)
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Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Fitz Henry Lane started out as a shoemaker and later worked as a lithographer in Gloucester. He came to Boston and apprenticed to William S. Pendleton, where he received formal training drawing topographical views of Boston. By 1840 Lane had become increasingly interested in painting, and began to paint shoreline scenes of Cape Ann and Boston Harbor; one year later, the Boston Almanac listed him as a marine painter. Many of his best known paintings depict the area in and around Cape Ann and Gloucester Harbor. Lane exhibited paintings frequently in Boston, Gloucester and at the National Academy of Design. In 1864 he became ill, and died one year later in Gloucester, Massachusetts, from what is believed to have been a heart attack or stroke.
References: See Who Was Who In American Art (1999); John Wilmerding, Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane, (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988.).