Asher Brown Durand (Painter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Asher Brown Durand

Asher Brown Durand was an American painter of the Hudson River School.

Born: Aug 21, 1796, Maplewood, New Jersey
Died: Sept 17, 1886, Maplewood, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Known for: Painting, Landscape art
Movement: Hudson River School

About Asher Brown Durand

Associated with the Hudson River School and known for such works as “The Catskills” (1859) and “Progress” (1853).

Before Fame

He established himself as an expert engraver after being hired by John Trumbull to engrave “Declaration of Independence” in 1823 and helped set up the National Academy of Design in 1845.


He was known for his 1849 painting Kindred Spirits, which depicted fellow Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole and poet William Cullen Bryant.

Family Life

He grew up with 10 siblings. His daughter, Julia, donated Kindred Spirits to the New York Public Library in 1904, which was later auctioned by Sotheby’s in May 2005 for $35 million and was purchased by Walmart heiress Alice Walton.


He and fellow artist Jacob Lawrence were both born in New Jersey.

Information related to Asher Brown Durand

  • American romantic painters
  • Davy Crockett
  • American landscape painters
  • Burials at Green-Wood Cemetery

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