Currier and Ives
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George Henry Durrie: American winter scenes
George Henry Durrie (June 6, 1820-Oct. 15, 1863) was the artist for ten of what are some of the most popular Currier & Ives prints. Born in Hartford Connecticut he & his brother John (1818-90) studied with engraver/portrait painter Nathaniel Jocelyn. Early in his career Durrie painted mostly portraits but around the middle of the century he started to paint genre scenes, specializing in winter scenes. Nine of these were turned into lithographs by New York popular print publishers Currier & Ives.