Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Howard Alston Streight, speed painter

One of my ancestors, Howard Alston Streight, eccentric speed painter did lightning fast portraits and landscapes accompanied by a music box. (1836-1912).

The New York Times called him "America's greatest landscape painter," but now he's obscure. Became a "social recluse" at the end of his life.

PAINTING ABOVE: "Forest Fire at Night".

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