(1769 - 1819)
Robert Field was active/lived in Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania / Canada, Jamaica. Robert Field is known for portrait, chiefly miniature painting.
Although the details of Robert Field's early career in England are
obscure, it is known that he received his early training at the Royal
Academy schools, London, in 1790. In 1794 he moved to the United
States as part of the influx of British artists and craftsmen enticed
by the prosperity of the new republic. After settling briefly in
Baltimore, Maryland,, he took up residence in the nation's capital,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he immediately joined a group
of artists led by Charles Willson Peale, the noted painter and
naturalist, in establishing the Columbianum, or American Academy of the
Fine Arts, an organization whose plan, according to Field, was "the
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