(1796 - 1863)
Charles Cromwell Ingham was active/lived in New York / Ireland. Charles Ingham is known for portrait, historical figure and genre painting.
Biography Charles Ingham
Charles Cromwell Ingham was a leading New York City portraitist. Born in Dublin, Ireland, and trained there at the Royal Dublin Society, he arrived in America in 1816, emigrating with his parents. He received instruction from portraitist William Cumming and quickly exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts, quickly rose to prominence at a time when Henry Inman was probably New York's foremost portrait specialist. Critics, praising Ingham, cautioned against confusing the two, which given the similarity of their surnames has, in fact, predictably occurred.
In 1826, Ingham abandoned his ties to the American Academy because that year he was a founder of the National Academy of Design, and became very active, serving on the Council
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