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Thomas Waterman Wood was one of America’s most beloved genre painters. He was born in Montpelier, Vermont in November, 1823 and died in New York City in 1903. As a young man he worked in his father’s cabinet shop. His art education was largely self-acquired: at first he painted signs,…

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The Contraband (1865)

Thomas Waterman Wood was one of America’s most beloved genre painters. He was born in Montpelier, Vermont in November, 1823, the son of a cabinet-maker. It is believed that Wood studied for a time in Boston under portraitist Chester Harding, and he traveled to Europe in 1858, where he may…

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